Brahms: A German Requiem

Brahms: A German Requiem

by Michael Musgrave, Johannes Brahms
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521409950

ISBN-13: 9780521409957

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The German Requiem is Brahms' largest work, written for orchestra, chorus and two soloists. It made Brahms an international name, and the scope and technique of the composition brought him not only a new audience but also comparison with Bach and Beethoven. In the past fifty years it has found new critical support as an original and progressive work. This detailed

Overview

The German Requiem is Brahms' largest work, written for orchestra, chorus and two soloists. It made Brahms an international name, and the scope and technique of the composition brought him not only a new audience but also comparison with Bach and Beethoven. In the past fifty years it has found new critical support as an original and progressive work. This detailed study examines its history and controversial reception, analyzes its textual and musical structure, and discusses performing traditions from Brahms' time until the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409957
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
109
Sales rank:
828,437
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: concept and history; 2. The work as a whole; 3. The individual movements; 4. Reception; 5. The work in performance.

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