A Requiem unlike any other, Brahms’s A German Requiem is a piece that carries the gift of spiritual comfort rather than the threat of impending judgment. Christoph Eschenbach conducts it here, after a performance of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, based on a controversial poem telling the story of a woman confessing her infidelity to her lover.
The moonlit forest location of this discussion contrives to give Schoenberg a backdrop upon which to base his harmonically rich, late-romantic style, one of the first to give him widespread attention.
- Christoph Eschenbach conductor
- Sarah Tynan soprano
- Matthias Goerne baritone
- London Philharmonic Choir
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
Please note that seats will be allocated on the night upon arrival.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
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