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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Christine Shäffer, Michael Volle, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchstra, James Levine

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Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45  
1.1
I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
9:20
1.2
II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
16:26
1.3
III. Herr, lehre doch mich
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
9:55
1.4
IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
5:35
1.5
V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
6:46
1.6
VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
11:47
1.7
VII. Selig sind die Toten
Johannes Brahms; Christine Shäffer; Michael Volle; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston Symphony Orchstra; James Levine
10:27
Total Playing Time    70:16
"Levine was at the top of his game ... a powerful, sensitive and gripping account of Brahms’s taxing score. The performance was impressive in every way ... Brahms at his most powerful and moving ... Levine maintained an ideal balance between vocal and orchestral forces. Instrumental details were perfectly pointed and allowed to emerge clearly and naturally ... the solo singing was magnificent ... a performance that brought out all the drama and intensity of Brahms’s ambitious and heartfelt work." - ClassicalSource.com "What gives this recording its edge over other fine versions is the fact that it was captured 'live' ... transmitting a nervous energy, a collective goal by the participants, a raw enthusiasm and commitment often lacking from studio takes. There certainly is plenty of enthusiasm and commitment here on the part of everyone involved. (James Levine) certainly shapes and moulds all the forces involved and sets the pace and momentum perfectly well from start to finish ... the female voices of the choir seem to exhibit an angelic tone that fits this work very well ... recording captures and conveys well the power generated by the orchestral and choral forces in the second movement ... performed and captured in this live recording to ring as true today as it did at its Leipzig premiere in 1869." - Classical Music Sentinel This powerful live performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with former music director James Levine was recorded at their opening concert in 2008 and features guests including soprano Christine Schäfer, baritone Michael Volle, organist James David Christie and the 125 member Tanglewood Festival Chorus. "Brahms's German Requiem is one of the greatest works ever written." - James Levine
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BSO Classics Studio Masters

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