Brahms

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Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Premiered Today in 1864
On 22 July 1864 Clara Schumann and conductor Hermann Levi played through a piano sonata for two pianos by Johannes Brahms. Clara was overwhelmed by the music’s grandeur, and wrote to the composer. “The work is splendid, but it cannot
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Brahms on the Road
A Trip to Transylvania with Piano and Violin III
After their mountainous trip of over 760 km between Arad, Sighişoara, Braşov, and Sibui, Brahms and Joachim closed the tour in Cluj (now Clug-Napoca). Their final concert, in Cluj, was an outstanding success. Their arrival was attended by a distinguished
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Brahms on the Road
A Trip to Transylvania with Piano and Violin II
In their September 1879 trip, Johannes Brahms, pianist, and Joseph Joachim, violinist, ventured into what was, to them, the furthest corners of civilization for these two Viennese-based musicians. The first part of their trip, Budapest to Arad to Timişoara covered
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Brahms on the Road
A Trip to Transylvania with Piano and Violin I
In 1879, Brahms wrote to the librarian at the Gesesllschaft der Musikfreunde that he and the violinist Joseph Joachim were planning a tour to the extremes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Could he please send him, with the greatest urgency, some
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Brahms: German Requiem
Premiered Today in 1868
Johannes Brahms was highly indifferent to organized religion. Although baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, he considered the bible “a repository of experiences and wisdoms rather than a definition of Christian creed.” It was the death of his beloved
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“Sing heavenly Muse”
Elisabeth von Herzogenberg and Johannes Brahms
Elisabeth von Stockhausen was born in Paris in 1847. Her father served as the Hanoverian ambassador, and had been a student of Chopin. In 1853 the family moved to Vienna, and Elisabeth took lessons from Julius Epstein, at that time
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Corporal Brahms
Fest und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109
Born in Hamburg, Johannes Brahms was looking for a professional appointment in his native city early on. In fact, he applied for the directorship of the Hamburg Philharmonic Concerts in 1862 and again in 1867. The result was the same,
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BRAHMS, J.: Piano Quartet No. 2 / MAHLER, G.: Piano Quartet
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 II. Poco adagio From BRAHMS, J.: Piano Quartet No. 2 / MAHLER, G.: Piano Quartet (2017) Released by Naxos Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 – II.
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