An desultory blog aimed at passing on some of the wonderful free classical music that has come my way. These range from restorations of vintage recordings to concerts from the internet.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Brams German Requiem with a Twist (and Natalie Dessay)
This performance of the German Requiem has four interpolated pieces by Rihm which actually work well. I have divided the work into tracks so you can bypass the Rihm if you like, though I would recommend giving it a try.
I also left some interesting commentary at the end which tells you more about the Rihm if you speak French.
Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45 Wolfgang Rihm: Das Lesen der Schrift
Natalie Dessay, soprano Ludovic Tézier, baritoe
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Choeur de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung