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Ein Deutsches Requiem
Brahms, Hotter, Giebel
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Genre: Classical
 
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Sergiu Celibidache, a controversial Romanian conductor whose idiosyncratic interpretations are always fascinating, leads a moving performance of one of Brahms's greatest works. Despite slow tempos, this disc compels att...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brahms, Hotter, Giebel, Celibidache
Title: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Myto Records Italy
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789368449422

Synopsis

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Sergiu Celibidache, a controversial Romanian conductor whose idiosyncratic interpretations are always fascinating, leads a moving performance of one of Brahms's greatest works. Despite slow tempos, this disc compels attention through the conductor's dynamic contrasts, unique insights, and Hans Hotter's great singing. Not to slight Agnes Geibel, a good soprano who excels in oratorio, but it's Hotter who steals the show with his glorious voice and profound understanding. The chorus and well-prepared orchestra are fine; the mono sound from a live 1957 performance, adequate. Not a first choice among recorded Brahms Requiems, but recommended to the adventurous as a supplement to the classic Otto Klemperer on EMI. --Dan Davis
 

CD Reviews

The most musically significant recording!
John Marks jmrcds@jmrcds.com | Rhode Island USA | 10/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The only interpretation that shows Brahms' conscious debt and homage to Heinrich Schutz and J.S. Bach. The slow outer sections are more than compensated for in the crisp inner sections that really move with a total lack of self-consciousness. Except for the dated mono sound, it would be the best all-round; it remains the most musically revealing."