Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

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COMPOSERS: Brahms
LABELS: Apex
WORKS: Ein deutsches Requiem
PERFORMER: Williams (soprano), Hampson (baritone); Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 67717-6

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Barenboim’s reading of Brahms’s Requiem is slow to the point of torpor, though his Chicago performers apply an aptly ascetic range of tone colours. Soloists Thomas Hampson and Janet Williams are excellent. George Hall