The German Requiem is Brahms's largest work, making Brahms an international name and prompting comparisons between him and Bach and Beethoven. It has found new critical support recently, as an original and progressive work, and this detailed study examines its history, controversial past, and textual and musical structure.
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"Well illustrated and documented, with an ample slected bibliography and index, this is the best English-language discussion of the subject since the long passage in Donald Francis Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis v. 5 (1937)." M. Meckna, ChoiceKlappentext:
The German Requiem is Brahm's 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.
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