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Premiere: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Volksoper Wien

Ballet by Martin Schläpfer

In "Ein Deutsches Requiem" Martin Schläpfer has chosen one of the most unconventional examples of the death mass as the source for a full-length ballet: an extremely individual score with which Johannes Brahms sought to rise above all the boundaries of religions, denominations and nations and in whose title he would have "happily left out the 'German'" and "simply put 'human'". 

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