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Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture op.81

Johannes Brahms
Tragic Overture op.81

Berliner Philharmoniker
Rudolf Kempe
Studio recording, Berlin, 19-23.I.1960


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The Conflict of Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is the use of elements from one culture by members of a different culture.  According to law professors and psychologists, social scientists and politicians, cultural appropriation happens when one culture’s dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, and more are used without permission of the culture from which it is taken.  705 more words

Elyse Bruce

The musical compositions of Schoenberg, Kelly Ann Murphy, Brahms and young locals. (Or, lovely stories as told by the Gryphon Trio)

by guest blogger Julie Berridge

Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), was composed in 1899. Schoenberg composed it as a sextet and Eduard Steuermann later arranged it for a trio. 730 more words

Classical Music

Diary excerpts 6 — walking to work edition

7 January
Chalked on the back of a lorry in Trinity Street: HAPPY XMAS MUMMY

17 March
Seen on the way to work today: a builder singing ‘Cowabunga’ to the tune of the Hallelujah Chorus, and a cyclist wearing a baseball cap with horns attached. 310 more words


A gift to Joachim, Brahms' Violin Concerto

Giovanni Battista Viotti was famous for his violin concertos. Brahms was especially influenced by Viotti’s Concerto No. 22 in A minor, an influence that can be seen in Brahms’s compositions. 992 more words

Concert Programme

Hannah O'Neill

Hannah O’Neill, “Brahms–Schoenberg Quartet” choreography by George Balanchine (1966), music by Johannes Brahms (Piano Quartet and Strings in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)) orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg (1937), costumes by Karl Lagerfeld, Le Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris… 22 more words