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Proms 2013 Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem

Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem
Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem
19:30 Sat 17 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Marin Alsop conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Choir of the Enlightenment in a rare performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem on period instruments. Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony complete a powerful programme of mourning and consolation.
Marin Alsop conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Choir of the Enlightenment in a rare performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem on period instruments. Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony complete a powerful programme of mourning and consolation.

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Sacred but non-liturgical, A German Requiem is one of the most powerful works for choir and orchestra. Twenty-one years after Sir Roger Norrington directed the first British performance on period instruments, American conductor Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an 80-strong chorus explore Brahms’s 1868 masterpiece in the context of his relationship with Robert Schumann and Schumann’s widow, Clara. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony and Brahms’s Tragic Overture act as preludes to a work of great seriousness