Musical Sunday – Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem

  • Marcus Imbsweiler & Timo Jouko Herrmann
  • Concert, Literature

The third musical Sunday this year will take place on Memorial Day. In keeping with the thoughts of this day, the writer Marcus Imbsweiler and the composer Timo Jouko Herrmann will deal with the “German Requiem”, Johannes Brahms’ confessionally and liturgically unbound funeral music.

The musical piece is based on a free compilation of biblical texts on the themes of mourning and hope for the afterlife. Brahms used musical means of expression and compositional techniques from various epochs, which he brilliantly fused into a deeply moving, timeless opus.

Timo Jouko Herrmann and Marcus Imbsweiler are two enthusiasts who have their own unique linguistic approach to music. Imbsweiler has published novels and stories about composers from Haydn to Shostakovich.
Herrmann is guest conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra; his rediscovery of the joyful song “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia”, composed by Salieri, Mozart and Cornetti, made him famous worldwide.

A cup of coffee completes the musical pleasure.