Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem (piano duet version)
Franz Schubert: Fantasie in F minor (piano duet)
Elenor Bowers-Jolley Soprano
Jonathan Sells Baritone
Chris Dowie, Steven Hollas Piano Duet
Gavin Carr conductor
‘I will comfort you, even as a mother comforteth her child….’
In ‘A German Requiem’ Brahms sets a series of biblical passages about mourning, consolation, and hope, in some of the most beautiful and moving choral music ever composed. Originally written with a full orchestral accompaniment, Brahms later made an arrangement for soloists, choir and piano duet which presents the work in a more intimate form, exposing the loveliness of the choral writing.
To complete the programme, our two pianists – who among their many other talents are the repetiteurs for Bath Minerva Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus – will perform Schubert’s major work for piano duet, the Fantasia in F Minor.