A German Requiem

An unforgettable symbolyc homage to death an resurrection

A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms is the most famous mass for the dead in the Lutheran tradition. It premiered on Good Friday in 1868 in Bremen Cathedral prior to its definitive version in the Leipzig Gewandhaus. The work is particularly significant for orchestra and chorus, in addition to the passages scored for baritone and soprano. A memorable libretto, with the participation of two magnificent soloists, José Antonio López and Mojca Erdmann, and the “dynamic forces” of the Liceu, the Chorus and Orchestra, skillfully conducted by maestro Josep Pons.

November 2017

10Friday20:00Turn BFee 8

Approximate running time​ 1h 15m

Information of Interest


Johannes Brahms
"Ein deutsches Requiem", op. 45 (A German Requiem)

I. Chorus
“Selig sind die da Leid tragen”

II. Chorus
“Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras”

III. Baritone and Chorus
“Herr, lehre doch mich, dass ein Ende mit mir haben muss”

IV. Chorus
“Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth”

V. Soprano and  Chorus
“Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit”

VI. Baritone and  Chorus
“Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt”

VII. Chorus
“Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben”



Reasons why you need to see A German Requiem

  • Johannes Brahms’s best symphonic-choral work.
  • Two acclaimed voices perform in one of history’s most famous requiems.
  • A great challenge for the Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus.