BRAHMS: A GERMAN REQUIEM

In Brahms’s A German Requiem, the human voice takes centre stage. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the OM and the Chœur Métropolitain in this piece, which the composer himself called his “human requiem.” By confronting the inevitable with serenity and wonder, Brahms celebrates life on earth and beyond.

In contrast with Latin requiems, which are replete with God’s wrath and repentance, Brahms’s work is a calming ode to the human spirit. The innovative and dramatic work’s German libretto is one of a kind, evoking feelings of hopefulness and sung by a choir and soloists in the style of an oratorio. But first on the program is Brahms’s melancholic and fiery Tragic Overture.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Erin Morley

Gerald Finley

Choeur Métropolitain

28

April
8:00pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Soprano

Erin Morley

Bass-baritone

Gerald Finley

Prepared by François A. Ouimet & Pierre Tourville

Choeur Métropolitain

Works

Brahms

Tragic Overture

Brahms

A German Requiem

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