The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers present Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem"

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Conductor Gerald Wolfe speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Ithaca Community Chorus’ performance of Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem.  It is not a requiem in Latin in the traditional sense that Mozart’s, Verdi’s, or Faure’s are, but comforting words from scripture in a language that Brahms’ listeners would have understood. After the death of Brahms’ mother, he added an extra movement with a soprano solo.  It’s one of the most beloved works in the choral repertoire.

 

Photograph courtesy of Zabowski via Flickr

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