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Volodos Play Brahms - A Fantastic Album

Brahms late solo piano works

Brahms late piano works, starting with the op. 76, but especially his very late works op. 116 – 119 have always been close to my heart. 416 more words

Album Review

Poco Allegretto and Found Light

With short-sleeve days in January and daily additions to the Byzantine cascading crises in Washington, the arrival of official spring was not much in my mind this year until WQXR’s… 1,294 more words


Dvorák - From Johannes Brahms to Duke Ellington

Dvorák’s 9th symphony (From The New World) is wonderful. It sounds so “American,” yet is composed entirely of Bohemian folk themes, though Dvorák listened many times to Harry Burleigh (an African-American) singing Negro Spirituals just for him at the National Conservatory of Music in New York (Burleigh was a student), which Dvorák directed during 1893-1895. 285 more words


Wigmore Mondays - Annelien Van Wauwe & Nino Gvetadze play Debussy, Poulenc & Brahms

Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet, above) and Nino Gvetadze (piano, below)

Debussy Première rapsodie (1909-10)

Poulenc Clarinet Sonata (1962)

Schumann Arabeske in C major, Op 18 (1838-9) 426 more words

In Concert

DSO - Brahms 2

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

ALEXANDER KERR violin… 368 more words


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

Local Arts

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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