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«PSAUME 116, UN REQUIEM ALLEMAND»

8
Feb
Monday Mo-8:00pm
Feb, 2021
Feb 8 Mo-8:00pm
8:00 PM
Avenue Montaigne, 15, 75008, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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A masterful score as much for its sacred dimension as for its orchestral and choral power. Katharina Konradi | soprano Matthias Goerne | baritoneThomas Hengelbrock | Balthasar-Neumann-Chor Brahms was not yet thirty years old when he began composing his German Requiem. The genesis of the work spans from 1854 to 1868. This masterful, profoundly original page is unprecedented in the history of German music and is not a traditional requiem. It is more of a funeral music but not a mass of the dead. Hence the importance of the word One (Ein) which illustrates all the subjectivity of the Brahmsian subject matter at stake here. Also about the title, the composer wrote that "as far as the title is concerned, I confess that I would gladly remove the German word and simply replace it with For Humanity." That is to say the scope of the message. Opening the concert, Thomas Hengelbrock cleverly wanted to hear Schreker's Psalm 116, a piece for women's choir and orchestra created in 1901 and dedicated to his master Robert Fuchs, a sought-after composition teacher and close friend of Brahms. An obvious Brahmsian echo. PRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées