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Brahms’s Requiem: “All Flesh is as Grass”

As I age I think more about death, especially as I see relatives and friends dropping away. I am blessed with good health and with genes that indicate continuing longevity, so I am not morbid about myself in these ruminations. 757 more words

Being Old

maybe an apolitical roundup

But probably not.  Whaddaya gonna do.

1. First and foremost, the best news this week: Frinkiac!  If you haven’t checked it out, get over there, put in some  1,413 more words

How Many Versions Of Brahms Violin Concerto Does One Need?

My dear readers and fellow music lovers, no I’m not dead nor sick, I’ve just been on an intense 3 weeks business trip which kept me from posting. 534 more words

Album Review

On record: Janine Jansen plays Brahms and Bartók Violin Concertos

Featured recording: Janine Jansen pairs the Brahms Violin Concerto with Bartók’s First

Leading violinist Janine Jansen explores violin concertos by Brahms and Bartók, bringing out the Hungarian connections between them. 398 more words

On Record

Chiltern Sinfonietta Concert

23rd January 2016
Rudolph Steiner School

Chiltern Sinfonietta Concert

  • Mozart
    Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • Brahms
    Serenade No. 1
  • Vaughan Williams
    Songs of Travel – Soloist Richard Moore

Conducted by David Moore


Wigmore Mondays - Benjamin Appl & Graham Johnson

Benjamin Appl (baritone) and Graham Johnson (piano) perform settings of the poetry of Joseph von Eichendorff

Wigmore Hall, London

Monday, 4 January 2016

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In Concert

A Piano Masterpiece

Johannes Brahms once said, “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind” (“22 Inspiring Composer Quotes”).  When one listens to Brahms’s compositions, it quickly becomes evident that his music is where craftsmanship and inspiration meet.   268 more words