Brahms – Geistliches Lied

Lockdown CML delivers another fine online performance, this time of the haunting Geistliches Lied, Brahms’s earliest accompanied choral work, composed in 1856 when the composer was only 23. Set to a poem by the chorale author Paul Fleming (1609-1640) about the acceptance of fate and trust in God, it began as an exercise in counterpoint. The final ‘Amen’ is one of the most celebrated outros in all classical music.