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The longest work in Brahms’s entire oeuvre, A German Requiem was almost certainly triggered by the death of his mother, although it also seems likely that the tragic loss of his friend Robert Schumann, some years earlier, added to its depth and eloquence. Taking inspiration from Bach’s contrapuntal genius but avoiding overt religious tradition, Brahms chose the texts himself, placing an emphasis on an affirmation of life with the suggestion that he would gladly have substituted ‘human’ for ‘German’ in the title.
This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
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|1. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen|
|2. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras|
|3. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: III. Herr, lehre doch mich|
|4. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen|
|5. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit|
|6. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt|
|7. Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: VII. Selig sind die Toten|