Sacred but non-liturgical, A German Requiem is one of the most powerful works for choir and orchestra.
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 recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London
Brahms: Tragic Overture in D minor, Op.81
Schumann: Symphony No. 4in D minor, Op. 120
Brahms: A German Requiem
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Rachel Harnisch (soprano)
Henk Neven (baritone)
Marin Alsop (conductor)
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 3 September, 8pm-10pm