SWF D03 – The ‘Deutsches Requiem’ of Stockholm


Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

Kerstin Lindberg-Torlind soprano – Bernhard Sönnerstedt baritone
choir : Musikaliska Sällskapet – Konserföreningens Orkester, Stockholm
Recording: Stockholm, 19 November 1948
Total time: 1:28’27”

Copied for us in high definition from its archives by Swedish Radio, here is, as you have never heard it before, this German Requiem with its extreme emotionality, and notably with superlative choruses and details of orchestration that leap out! We have preserved the lengthy  pauses between the movements.
Two Swedish correspondents have prepared a presentation (8 pages!) that alone justifies the download!

The digital package includes:
High definition (24/96) audio files [wav]
– CD-format audio files [wav]
– Digital booklet in French [pdf]
– Digital booklet in English [pdf]
– Facsimile of the programme for this concert [pdf]

The booklet includes a very comprehensive presentation of these concerts, the biographies of the performers, translations of all the corresponding press articles, a list of the orchestral musicians and many photos, not forgetting the biblical texts of the Requiem in three languages.

Sound excerpt


Pre-announcement 1 on the SWF website (clic)
Pre-announcement 2 on the SWF website (clic)
Announcement on the SWF website (clic)


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