Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
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The piece is framed by works that illuminate Brahms’s relationship with Robert Schumann and his widow, Clara. Brahms’s Tragic Overture opens the concert and is followed by Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor.
This work particularly caused contention between Clara Schumann and Brahms. Upon his death, Clara published the Symphony as part of her husband’s complete works in a revised version, but Brahms decided afterwards to promote the original draft of the Symphony, acting directly against Clara’s wishes.
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