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Brahms — A German Requiem at the Berliner Dom

About the Event

Experience Brahms' German Requiem at the breathtaking Berlin Dom.

When Johannes Brahms first performed the 'German Requiem' 155 years ago on Good Friday in 1868 at Bremen Cathedral, little did he know the immense success that awaited his creation. Critics of the time hailed it as a 'great masterpiece of the noblest genre,' while Clara Schumann, a close friend, confessed in her diary that the Requiem had moved her like no other sacred music ever had. Today, the 'Brahms Requiem' stands as a monumental milestone in the history of music, captivating and inspiring people across the globe.

In the midst of the dark season, the Berlin Cathedral Choir will once again bring the Requiem to life, accompanied by the 'Schicksalslied' (Song of Fate), composed not long after. In this composition, Brahms beautifully sets to music the renowned poem of the same name from Friedrich Hölderlin's novel 'Hyperion.' Within the grand dome of the Berlin Cathedral, Brahms ignites a radiant glow within our hearts amid the November darkness.

Guided by the skilled baton of Cathedral Cantor Adrian Büttemeier, the oratorio choir of the Berlin Cathedral Choir shall sing with ethereal grace, while the symphony orchestra of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt shall fill the air with their harmonious melodies. Together, they shall weave a mesmerizing tapestry of sound that resonates with the depths of the human spirit, enveloping the audience in an unforgettable musical experience.

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