Christian Thielemann
A German Requiem
Director: Agnes Méth
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 83 mins.
16:9 shot in 1080i HDTV | stereo & 5.1 surround sound
© 2007, a BFMI production for Unitel
Jo­hannes Brahms’ ”Ein Deutsches Re­quiem” is a mas­ter­piece of Ger­man Ro­mantic rep­er­toire, re­flect­ing the com­poser’s own ex­per­i­ence of life and mourn­ing on the death of his moth­er in 1865. It stands out­side the set­tings of the Lat­in litur­gic­al Re­quiem Mass and, rather than be­ing a re­quiem in which „the souls of the dead are prayed for”, it is a mass of con­sol­a­tion to „the people who are suf­fer­ing”, based on texts of Old and New Test­a­ments.
Con­duct­or Chris­ti­an Thiele­mann is in the prime of his ca­reer and has nev­er been more sought-after than now. In the up­com­ing live pro­duc­tion he leads “his” or­ches­tra, the Münch­ner Phil­har­monik­er, and the Chor des Bay­erischen Rund­funks. Highly ac­claimed so­loists Christine Schäfer and Chris­ti­an Ger­hah­er com­plete the ex­cep­tion­al line-up.