Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) whose words are set by Brahms in his choral/orchestral Opus 54

Last night I heard the Brahms live from Berlin, http://www.colinscolumn.com/berliner-philharmoniker-sir-john-eliot-gardiner-conducts-brahms-mendelssohn-with-the-monteverdi-choir-live-digital-concert-hall-webcast/. I had forgotten what a wondrous piece it is, and it has been haunting me ever since, so much so that I wanted to listen again and share it with readers.

The performance embedded below is conducted by Martyn Brabbins, with the ENO Chorus, BBC Singers & BBC Scottish SO; BBC Proms 2019 on August 13, on the occasion of the conductor’s sixtieth-birthday, and which now complements this posting, http://www.colinscolumn.com/august-13-2019-happy-sixtieth-from-bbcsso-to-martyn-brabbins-audio-of-pictured-within/.