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Broadcast of our concert on 11 September 2022, Festival Musica Sacra St. Pölten
Presented by: Gerhard Hafner

Johannes Brahms
A German Requiem op. 45

Christina Gansch soprano | Stefan Zenkl baritone
Domkantorei St. Pölten | cappella nova graz
L’Orfeo Barockorchester
Otto Kargl conductor

For the last time Otto Kargl has conducted the opening concert of the Festival Musica Sacra in St Pölten. At this occasion Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem was performed. Brahms himself selected the texts for his Requiem from various Biblical sources. After receiving the manuscript of the 6th and 7th movements from Brahms Clara Schumann replied:

„There’s not much news here, but I have to tell you how fulfilled I am by your Requiem. It is a phenomenal work, it embraces one’s whole being in a unique way.“

Dear Otto, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for years of fulfilling music making at Musica Sacra!

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