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DSO - Brahms 2

Another lazy Sunday, and another trip to the Dallas Symphony.  Hard to beat that.  The program was as follows:

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts
ALEXANDER KERR violin… 368 more words

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Sam Deason adds his keys to the Amati strings

Samuel Deason’s hometown visit this weekend has some strings attached. He’s the featured performer with the Amati Quartet for their season-ending concert. The Saskatoon-born Deason is a multi-award winner who made his orchestral debut in Toronto performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 291 more words

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Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

As Brahms neared his 58th birthday, he worried that his creative energies may have been exhausted, and he considered retirement. In 1891, however, he was introduced to Richard Mülfeld, then principal clarinettist with the Meiningen orchestra. 191 more words

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Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

On hearing Richard Mühlfeld play, Brahms wrote to his friend Clara Schumann: ‘nobody can blow the clarinet more beautifully than Herr Mülfeld’. Indeed, the sounds Mühlfeld produced so captivated the composer that he reconsidered his plan to retire and instead went on to write four more chamber works, each celebrating the clarinet. 144 more words

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Review: SSO presents Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Romance hung in the air for every second of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s master series concert — but it was found in a wide variety of colours and incarnations. 401 more words

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There's conflicting emotion when it comes to Valentine's Day

All you romantics out there will need no reminding that Valentine’s Day is next week. Of course, how you choose to celebrate is a personal matter. 534 more words

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