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Minors of the Majors
Johannes Brahms Albumblatt
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening! Arnold Wehner was director of music at Göttingen, an
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Transfigured Brahms
When Johannes Brahms delivered his Clarinet Sonatas Op. 120 to Richard Mühlfeld, he basically apologized for not having written a clarinet concerto. And what a glorious addition to the repertoire it would have been! As such, however, it was left
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Brahms versus Pop
A number of music critics have called Frank Sinatra the “greatest singer of the 20th century.” The only child of an Italian immigrant couple, Sinatra entered show business at a very early age. And by the time he reached his
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Brahms in Disguise
In music, nobody felt the anxiety of the past—specifically the looming shadow of Ludwig van Beethoven—more acutely than Johannes Brahms. Brahms told his friends that it was “horribly difficult to compose anything with Beethoven standing on his shoulders.” Over a
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Arranged by Brahms
Johann Jakob Brahms was a double bass player in the six-man band that performed daily at the Alster Pavilion, Hamburg’s most fashionable meeting-place. Wealthy families and citizens of Hamburg liked to stroll and drive along the river, stopping for a
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Johannes Brahms 1833-1897 – Sonatas for clarinet and piano op.120 / 6 Klavierstücke op.118
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: II. Andante un poco adagio From Johannes Brahms 1833-1897 – Sonatas for clarinet and piano op.120 / 6 Klavierstücke op.118 (2015) Released by Harmonia Mundi Brahms: Sonata
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Brahms by Arrangement
During his early compositional career, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) exhibited a heightened sense of musical insecurity. He self-consciously responded to criticism, even when leveled by his closest personal friends, by ruthlessly destroying or severely reshaping his compositions. His Piano Quintet in
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Aimez Vous Brahms? III
With his widely recognised achievements as a pianist, composer and conductor, Brahms had succeeded in amassing a considerable fortune: 4000.000 marks from his compositions, earnings wisely invested by his publisher. It was also due to a frugal life: he dined
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