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Stenz Leads Excellent 'German Requiem'

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Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, M. Stenz
(Hyperion, 2015)
Charles T. Downey, Chorus on high in Brahms work at Strathmore
Washington Post, March 7
As music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop’s greatest strength is not necessarily a certain swath of music from the classical and romantic core. The ensemble’s new principal guest conductor, Markus Stenz, has built a reputation in those areas. After a concert devoted to Mozart in October, Stenz led a vivid and moving account of the “German Requiem” of Johannes Brahms in the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday evening.

This piece is driven by the chorus, which sings in all seven movements, and Stenz took advantage of the fine University of Maryland Concert Choir that he had seated above the stage... [Continue reading]
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
University of Maryland Concert Choir
With Markus Stenz, conductor
Music Center at Strathmore

Tim Smith, Markus Stenz leads BSO, UM Concert Choir, stellar soloists in 'German Requiem' (Baltimore Sun, March 8)

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