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Brahms and Stanford from The Sitwell Singers,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The recent interest in Brahms' German Requiem in the version with piano duet has opened up a new, intimate, angle on the work. The Sitwell Singers' performance (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 2 April 2011) took this fully on board and even suggested the work's roots not just in Brahms' baroque and Renaissance predecessors but also in the nineteenth-century part-song repertory.

Their hushed first entry was beautifully prepared...

Copyright © 6 April 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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JOHANNES BRAHMS

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD

SITWELL SINGERS

MALCOLM GOLDRING

BEATE TOYKA

DERBY CATHEDRAL

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

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