Articles tagged 'Brahms'
With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.
These four high-wattage pieces are invigorating and brilliantly executed.
An ever widening, ever brighter circle. Levin’s deep conversancy with the Romantic canon informs her spirited approach to both modern and period works.
Hardly noble, Royer’s Allemande is a heavy-footed ogre. Rockets launch in Vertigo. Le Marche des Scythes is among the most extroverted and virtuosic keyboard pieces of the age.
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.
As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.
The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.