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Proms 2018 Prom 33: Brahms's A German Requiem

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Prom 33: Brahms's A German Requiem
19:30 Tue 7 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soloists Golda Schultz and Johan Reuter in Brahms’s much-loved Requiem. Marking Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday, the performance opens with her dramatic Phoenix Rising.
Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soloists Golda Schultz and Johan Reuter in Brahms’s much-loved Requiem. Marking Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday, the performance opens with her dramatic Phoenix Rising.

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Inspired by the death of his mother, Brahms’s tender, consoling A German Requiem couldn’t be further from Verdi’s and Berlioz’s settings of the standard Latin Mass text. It’s the first of three Requiems this season marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Richard Farnes makes his Proms debut directing the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with soloists Golda Schultz and Johan Reuter.

Thea Musgrave’s Phoenix Rising (marking the composer’s 90th birthday this year) also traces a journey from darkness to light, enacting the conflict both spatially and musically in some of the composer’s most dramatic writing.

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 10 August

Image: Johan Reuter © Miklos Szabo