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Luxembourg Philharmonic & Rademann
Grand Auditorium
The Luxembourg Philharmonic with Gustavo Gimeno posing in front of the Philharmonie Luxembourg
©: CG Watkins

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

The artists

  • Luxembourg Philharmonic
  • Gaechinger Cantorey
  • Hans-Christoph Rademann conducting
  • Katharina Konradi soprano
  • Konstantin Krimmel baritone

A requiem mass for a concert hall?

From the very beginning, Johannes Brahms' most extensive composition was never intended for liturgical use, but for the concert hall. A German Requiem occupies an exceptional position in the composer's oeuvre and in the history of the genre. His own choice of text instead of a traditional liturgical canon, German instead of Latin, Protestant instead of Catholic in character, and offering consolation instead of mourning. A true hymn to humanity!