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Ein deutsches Requiem

In the spirit of light and trust. Music by Johannes Brahms and Ludvig Norman.

Johannes Brahms compiled biblical texts as he saw fit into A German Requiem, and deviated from the content of the traditional Roman Catholic funeral mass. Brahms’ requiem is also among the works in the genre that ultimately became mainly a concert piece. A German Requiem is not a mass for the dead, but for the living. Here, the music is performed in a version for choir, soloists, two pianos and timpani. 

First, we will hear music by Swedish Ludvig Norman, a contemporary of Brahms. Norman was one of the musical greats of his era. From the late 1870s, when this piece was composed (ten years after Brahms’ Requiem), he dedicated himself entirely to composition. Jordens Oro Viker (“Earth’s Unrest Recedes”) is not a requiem, but it is music about death and just as with Brahms’ piece, it is in the spirit of light and trust. With this theme, Brahms and Norman alike may both inspire us to lift our gazes in times of personal worry. 

In the spirit of light and trust. Music by Johannes Brahms and Ludvig Norman.

Saturday 30 October 2021 15.00

Ends approximately 16.30

Price:

380 SEK

Johannes Brahms compiled biblical texts as he saw fit into A German Requiem, and deviated from the content of the traditional Roman Catholic funeral mass. Brahms’ requiem is also among the works in the genre that ultimately became mainly a concert piece. A German Requiem is not a mass for the dead, but for the living. Here, the music is performed in a version for choir, soloists, two pianos and timpani. 

First, we will hear music by Swedish Ludvig Norman, a contemporary of Brahms. Norman was one of the musical greats of his era. From the late 1870s, when this piece was composed (ten years after Brahms’ Requiem), he dedicated himself entirely to composition. Jordens Oro Viker (“Earth’s Unrest Recedes”) is not a requiem, but it is music about death and just as with Brahms’ piece, it is in the spirit of light and trust. With this theme, Brahms and Norman alike may both inspire us to lift our gazes in times of personal worry. 

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Ludvig Norman Jordens oro viker for chorus a cappella
    5 min
  • Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem arr Heinrich Poos
    73 min
  • Participants

  • Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
  • Florian Benfer conductor
  • Hanna Husáhr soprano
  • Helgi Reynisson baritone
  • Terés Löf piano
  • Johan Ullén piano
  • Mika Takehara timpani

Saturday 30 October 2021 15.00

Ends approximately 16.30

Price:

380 SEK