Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Nänie; Gesang der Parzen; Schicksalslied - Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano); Atlanta Symphony Chorus (choir, chorus); Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Shaw (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Alto Rhapsody, for alto, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 53
  2. Gesang der Parzen ("Es fürchte die Götter"), for chorus & orchestra ("Song of the fates"), Op. 89
  3. Nänie ("Auch das Schöne muss sterben"), for chorus, orchestra & harp ad lib, Op. 82
  4. Hyperions Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) for chorus and orchestra, Op. 54
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For fans of mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne and choral director Robert Shaw, this 1988 Telarc disc of Brahms' single-movement works for chorus and orchestra featuring the always popular Alto Rhapsody will be as good as it gets in this world. When this recording was made, Horne was not as young as she used to be, but the accuracy, intensity, and sheer force of her delivery will still be more than enough to thrill her fans. Shaw, on the other hand, was at the peak of his powers in the '80s and his conducting here is strong and ...

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Nänie; Gesang der Parzen; Schicksalslied 1990, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408017629