A German Requiem discography

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List of recordings of Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem, Op. 45 (1868).

Year Conductor Chorus, orchestra Soprano, baritone Label Notes
1947 Herbert von Karajan Vienna Philharmonic Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Hans Hotter
EMI
1948 Robert Shaw RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra Eleanor Steber
James Pease
RCA Victor First recording of the work in the USA
1948 Wilhelm Furtwängler Stockholm Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra Kerstin Lindberg-Torlind
Bernhard Sönnerstedt
various Recorded live
1954 Bruno Walter Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic Irmgard Seefried
George London
CBS
1955 Fritz Lehmann Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale
Berlin Philharmonic
Maria Stader
Otto Wiener
Deutsche Grammophon
1955 Rudolf Kempe Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale
Berlin Philharmonic
Elisabeth Grümmer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
EMI Recorded in Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem
1956 Otto Klemperer Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Elisabeth Grümmer
Hermann Prey
International Classical Artists Recorded live
released in 2011
1959 Carl Schuricht Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Maria Stader
Hermann Prey
Hänssler Classic released in 2004
1964 Karl Richter Orchestre National de France Evelyn Lear
Thomas Stewart
EMI Recorded live on 8 April 1964 in Paris
released in 2007
1978 Georg Solti Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Kiri Te Kanawa
Bernd Weikl
Decca 1979 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
1981 Sergiu Celibidache Munich Philharmonic Arleen Augér
Franz Gerihsen
EMI Recorded live
released 1999
1983 James Levine Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Kathleen Battle
Håkan Hagegård
RCA 1984 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
1984 Klaus Tennstedt London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra Jessye Norman
Jorma Hynninen
EMI Classics Issued 1996;
re-issued by Brilliant Classics
1987 Carlo Maria Giulini Vienna Philharmonic Barbara Bonney
Andreas Schmidt
Deutsche Grammophon Recorded live
released 1988
1990 John Eliot Gardiner Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Charlotte Margiono
Rodney Gilfry
Philips Period instruments
re-released 2010 Decca
1990 Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra Arleen Augér
Richard Stilwell
Telarc Released 1992
1991 Roger Norrington Schütz Choir of London, London Classical Players Lynne Dawson
Olaf Bär
EMI Classics Period instruments
re-released 1999 Virgin
1992 Claudio Abbado Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Cheryl Studer
Andreas Schmidt
Deutsche Grammophon Recorded live
released 1993
1995 Herbert Blomstedt San Francisco Symphony Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz
Wolfgang Holzmair
Deutsche Grammophon 1995 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
2003 Gerd Albrecht Danish National Symphony Orchestra Chandos Records
2006 Simon Rattle Rundfunk Chor Berlin
Berlin Philharmonic
Dorothea Röschmann
Thomas Quasthoff
EMI Classics Recorded in concert, released in 2007, in 2008 winner of the 50th Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
2010 Karl-Friedrich Beringer Windsbacher Knabenchor, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Sony

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