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Brahms and Vaughan Williams

St Andrew's Church, Oxford Linton Rd, Oxford, United Kingdom

  As one of the world's greatest composers, Johannes Brahms looked back to the serious classicism of Bach and Beethoven. Nowhere is this demonstrated better than in his Bach-style motet Warum is das Licht gegeben with its four chords brilliantly leaving a question mark ("Why?") in the air, flawless counterpoint and exquisite chorale harmonisations. Not...