Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem | Chandos - Classics CHAN10945X

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

£6.75

In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Chandos - Classics

Cat No: CHAN10945X

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th July 2017

Contents

Artists

Felicity Lott (soprano)
David Wilson-Johnson (bass-baritone)
Roderick Elms (organ)
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Richard Hickox

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45

Artists

Felicity Lott (soprano)
David Wilson-Johnson (bass-baritone)
Roderick Elms (organ)
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Richard Hickox

About

This reissue is a moving experience in itself, and not only for returning to the catalogue a superlative recording of Brahms’s masterpiece, not the best known at the time of its release in 1991, but also for the exceptional soloists, majestically accompanied by Hickox and his LSO and Chorus.

Gramophone praised the ‘fine soloists’, especially the ‘resonance and ease’ of the bass-baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. The review also acclaimed the ‘sheer generosity of style and sound’ as well as the choir and orchestra, ‘excellent and well-balanced, both in themselves and with each other’. Overall, the ‘Hickox gives a remarkably satisfying performance’.

Despite its large-scale conception, Brahms’s Requiem remains the product of a very private world, the personal communication of the philosophy of one man, ‘such a great soul – and yet he doesn’t believe in anything’, as Dvořák once remarked.

Richly endowed with musical qualities, Richard Hickox was a great champion of neglected music in general, and of British music in particular. His sudden death in November 2008 robbed the world of a most vital, industrious, and energising musician, whose discographical legacy remains a treasure trove of the record catalogue. With the Richard Hickox Legacy we wish to express our gratitude to and appreciation of this great musical artist.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here