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Helmuth Rilling has performed Brahms' German Requiem many times as a conductor. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of the score, examining the question of what Brahms wanted to express with his work, and which means he used to achieve this. Rilling vividly describes how the composer structured the movements, which themes and motives he devised and developed, which harmonic approaches he adopted, and how he enabled the meaning of the text to come alive with his themes centered around mourning and comfort

A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45 (German: Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift) by Johannes Brahms, is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and 1868. It comprises seven movements, which together last 65 to 80 minutes, making this work Brahms's longest composition.

Album · 2007 · 7 Songs. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: II. "Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras". Berlin Philharmonic, Dorothea Röschmann, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey, Sir Simon Rattle & Thomas Quasthoff. 3. 45: III. "Herr, lehre doch mich".

What is so ‘German’ about this requiem, then? Why the additional word in the title? After all, we never refer to Fauré’s ‘French Requiem’ or Mozart’s ‘Austrian Requiem’. So, what was at the root of Brahms giving his work such a proudly nationalistic name? For the answer, we need to consider the nature of religious faith in Germany at the time. Here was a country where Luther had come to prominence, and where Catholicism was by no means the sole expression of Christian belief


Donna Brown - Soprano (Vocal)
Gilles Cachemaille - Baritone (Vocal)
Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart - Choir/Chorus
Teije van Geest - Engineer
Richard Hauck - Producer
Helmuth Rilling - Conductor, Liner Notes, Primary Artist
Stuttgart Bach Collegium - Ensemble

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 45
1 "Selig sind die da Lied tragen", Chorus Helmuth Rilling 11:49
2 "Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras", Chorus Helmuth Rilling 15:52
3 "Herr, lehre doch mich", Baritone & Chorus / "Der gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand", Fugue Helmuth Rilling 9:51
4 "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen", Chorus Helmuth Rilling 4:54
5 "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit", Soprano & Chorus Helmuth Rilling 6:56
6 "Denn wir haben hier keine bleibende statt", Chorus / "Herr, du bist wurdig", Fugue Helmuth Rilling 12:08
7 "Selig sind die Toten", Concluding Chorus Helmuth Rilling 12:24