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Piano progress

Four weeks ago, as a refuge from despondency, I decided to learn some new piano music. I love the late Brahms piano pieces, but don’t play many of them. 223 more words

Music

Improvisation on ‘Warum ist uns das Licht gegeben?’

Poem: Improvisation on ‘Warum ist uns das Licht gegeben?’
Poet: Geoffrey Hill
Link: I can’t find the poem online, but here is Brahms’ motet

Twice… 230 more words

Poetry

Zeitouni and Festival Orchestra embark on a Brahms voyage

Symphonies 1 & 2 open a two-day mini-festival

By Peter Alexander

Last night (July 7), Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra opened a mini-festival of music by Brahms with mostly satisfying performances of the symphonies No. 737 more words

Performance Reviews

Guest Post: What… no Brahms?!

Written by Konstantine-George Athanasios Karras:

I’ve just spent three days in Vienna, Austria and must confess I am severely disappointed in the Viennese people. It’s certainly not because of their lively and clean city filled with beautiful public buildings and pleasant squares, palaces and coffee shops and musical venues. 520 more words

Travel

Dominique Roques & Alexis Dormal--Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! (2012) [translated 2014]

  SOUNDTRACK: ALESSIO BAX-Tiny Desk Concert # 540 (June 17, 2016).

Alessio Bax is a pianist and a new father.  His daughter Mila is 22 months old and, a first for Tiny Desk, she is visible through the whole show.  574 more words

Funny (ha Ha)

HK Phil/Behzod Abduraimov

Date: July 1, 2016
Location: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong.

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3
Elgar – Symphony No. 1

ENCORE (after Prokofiev) 532 more words

Richard Wagner

Recommended: Brahms Cello Sonatas by Marie-Elisabeth Hecker

OutThere Music – Alpha Classics

In the old days (i.e. 1980s and previous), you basically had a number of big guys in the classical music industry, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, RCA, Decca. 558 more words

Album Review