This session will explore a variety of questions to lead to a deeper understanding of this towering masterpiece.  What are the roots of the idea of a "German Requiem" in Brahms' early life?  How did he select and assemble the scriptural texts that form the work's foundation and deliver its message?  What are the work's basic musical elements, both borrowed and original?  How does Brahms transform these materials through the course of the work?  How can we best understand the large structures that Brahms creates over the seven movements, and how does he tie the work into one integrated statement?  Finally, how can we use our knowledge of the work's structure and of nineteenth-century choral performance practices in the most convincing way for our twenty-first-century performers and audiences?

Back by popular demand?

There are not any dates scheduled for this particular class.

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