Classical music

Philharmonia Orchestra - Brahms Requiem

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Hear an all-Brahms programme featuring his Clarinet Quintet and powerful Requiem, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

When he came to write his Requiem, Brahms chose to do away with the fire and brimstone of divine judgement. Instead, he crafted an incredibly human, spiritually comforting work made for those left behind. `Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted’, the work begins.

To open, Karl-Heinz Steffens, formerly Principal Clarinet in the Berlin Philharmonic, performs Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with members of the Philharmonia.

For his Clarinet Quintet, Brahms took formal inspiration from Mozart’s own, written a century previously. His creation is endlessly expressive, spun from a delicate, seemingly unbreakable series of interweaving melodic lines.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor, clarinet
Elsa Dreisig soprano
Roman Trekel baritone
Philharmonia Chorus


Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

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Royal Festival Hall


£11 - £55
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.

3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Christmas Classics (10 Dec 2017) and December Carols at Christmas (14 Dec 2017).