Brahms Four Serious Songs & Fauré Requiem

31 October 2015, 4:30pm - 5:35pm

Robert Holl bass
Sholto Kynoch piano
Merton College Choir
Benjamin Nicholas conductor

Johannes Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

A stunning pairing of works for All Saints' Eve. Fauré's Requiem is one of the most popular works of the choral repertoire. Having concluded our survey of Fauré's complete songs, we are delighted to include a full performance of the work in the stunning setting of Merton College Chapel, sung by Merton College choir, one of Oxford'd leading choirs. The Requiem is ideally complemented by Brahms's Vier ernste Gesänge, his last songs, performed here by legendary bass Robert Holl.


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Vier ernste Gesänge (‘Four Serious Songs’)
Texts taken from the Bible

  1. Denn es gehet dem Menschen
  2. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle
  3. O Tod, wie bitter bist du Bass
  4. Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelszungen redete

Gabriel Fauré (1843-1924)

Requiem, Op. 48

Introït et Kyrie
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei et Lux Aeterna
Libera Me
In Paradisum

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