In the CARUS Highlights, Helmuth Rilling writes about Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) – a piece he even wrote a book about.
RequiemThe following articles on the keyword "Requiem" have previously appeared in the CARUS blog.
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Due to the limited sheet music for the wind quintet, Joachim Linckelmann began arranging great choral works for smaller scorings while he was still a student. Today he is responsible for most of the published arrangements in our category “Great choral works in small scorings”.
Even if in the last 30 years (since the 200th year of death in 1992) a lot has happened in the matter of Joseph Martin Kraus, not least due to the phenomenal recording of his symphonies by Concerto Köln, Kraus is still an insider tip in the music scene, both in practice and in science.
The Messa da Requiem is truly Verdi’s most impressice work, but due to the size of the needed ensemble it can hardly be performed. Besides this milestone, Verdi created only a few other sacred works.
Camille Saint-Saëns’ lavishly orchestrated setting of the Requiem calls for no fewer than four harps. This expressive work moves and fascinates listeners in equal measure, including our Chief Editor Uwe Wolf. It has long been a heartfelt desire of his to enable as many musicians as possible to perform this work – including groups with more limited resources at their disposal. For the Saint-Saëns anniversary in 2021, Carus is publishing an arrangement for strings, harp, and orchestra by Klaus Rothaupt.