Ein Deutsches Requiem; Piano Concerto No. 2 March 4, 2018
By Johannes Brahms; Frederic Chopin
The haunting, seven-movement composition of Johannes Brahms, coupled with the beautiful piano solo written by Chopin when he was only twenty years old. Canterbury Accompanist and pianist extraordinaire Steven Graff will be the soloist.
Come hear Brahms’ most exciting composition, performed by Canterbury with full orchestration, including the organ. Inspired by Brahms’ relationship with Clara and Robert Schumann, Ein Deutches Requiem is composed using Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible. The texts that Brahms chose lean heavily on the idea of consoling those left behind, rather than judging those who are departed.
Admired greatly by Robert Schumann, Chopin composed Piano Concerto No. 2 when he was only 19 years old. This exciting piece demonstrates everything that audiences love about Chopin’s music, his ability to showcase the pianist’s skills and perform music that is of indescribable beauty.