Brahms in an early music context,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Brahms made no secret of not only his admiration for the music of his Renaissiance and baroque predecessors but his willingness to learn from them. So placing some of his choral music in the context of, among other things, a mass-setting by Lassus was a study not just in contrast but also influence (J S Bach and Schütz would have been equally pertinent — another time, perhaps).
The Sitwell Singers and conductor Malcolm Goldring (St Nicholas' Church, Allestree, Derby, UK, 11 October 2014) began by doing justice to the bouncy exuberance of Viadana's Exsultate Justi...
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