Brahms: A German Requiem, Solti (CD)

Brahms: A German Requiem, Solti (CD)


Discs: 1
Record Label: Universal
Release Date: March 8, 2005

“Solti’s is a warm and affectionate account of the work . . . freshly, engagingly phrased and, elsewhere, most attentive to both music and text.” — Gramophone

The award-winning 1978 recording of Brahms’ German Requiem is available again, courtesy of Universal Classics. In 1978, Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra celebrated the music of Johannes Brahms. The Brahms festival ended with a Friday evening performance of this work at Carnegie Hall, regarded as “wholly satisfying . . . in musical and emotional terms” (The New York Times). Kiri Te Kanawa and Bernd Weikl are supported by the masterful Chicago Symphony Chorus, prepared by longtime director Margaret Hillis.

1979 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Performance–Choral


Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Bernd Weikl baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
1978, Medinah Temple, Chicago

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