Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms A German Requiem
Marin Alsop Conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
James Newby baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
A Requiem for the masses.
To mark Armistice Day, we perform Brahms’ epic German Requiem, the landmark moment in the composer’s career.
“For the same reason we are bound to believe that, as neither the beautiful neither the ugly is universal,” claimed the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1844. “Certain operas, which are every day represented and applauded (on Earth), will be hissed off the stage on Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus.”Read More