James Bagwell Conducts as the Tulsa Symphony Plays Brahms' German Requiem

Apr 10, 2017

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we are joined by James Bagwell, who will be the guest conductor for the next Tulsa Symphony Orchestra concert (which is tomorrow night, Saturday the 8th, in the Tulsa PAC at 7:30pm). As noted of this upcoming performance at the Tulsa Symphony website: "Tulsa Oratorio Chorus joins Tulsa Symphony on a work that became the central and longest work of Brahms' career, the German Requiem. Unconvinced of man's afterlife, Brahms composed this work after the deaths of his beloved friend and fellow composer, Robert Schumann, and then his own mother. Ein Deutsches Requiem was not intended as a mass for the dead, as [Brahms'] contemporaries and earlier composers had written, but instead as a work of consolation for those left behind."