Articles tagged 'Brahms'

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.

Josef Labor Discography Update

An update to the Josef Labor discography.

Josef Labor Discography Update

An update to the Josef Labor discography.

Advice to a Pianist Performing Brahms’ B-Major Trio, Op. 8

Try not to sulk. Remember, you have a trio to perform!

Advice to a Pianist Performing Brahms’ B-Major Trio, Op. 8

Try not to sulk. Remember, you have a trio to perform!

Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

An elegant Baroque theme eight measures long, proper, structured, lovingly ornamented. A string of 16th notes in the opening measure lends itself to an articulation of slurs and dots, reminiscent of a harpsichordist’s performance practice.

Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

An elegant Baroque theme eight measures long, proper, structured, lovingly ornamented. A string of 16th notes in the opening measure lends itself to an articulation of slurs and dots, reminiscent of a harpsichordist’s performance practice.