A German Requiem

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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  • Conductor
  • Soprano
  • André Baleiro Baritone
  • Joana David Piano
  • Nuno Lopes Piano

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

A German Requiem is one of Johannes Brahms’ most intense works. The inspiration for his composition evolved from two searing losses: the death of his mentor and friend Robert Schumann and that of his mother a few years later. However, according to Brahms, this was a Requiem to comfort the living, rather than to celebrate the souls of the dead. In addition to the original work, for choir, orchestra and soloists, Brahms realised an alternative version with a piano duo, which the Gulbenkian Choir presents with the collaboration of Joana David and Nuno Lopes.

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