Posts Tagged ‘Brahms’

May. 07 2014

Emanuel Ax’s Brahms project

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      Emanuel Ax, a marvelous interpreter of Johannes Brahms, has embarked on a project that explores Brahms’s piano music in its original forms but also takes his music further by commissioning contemporary composers to make works around his music. We have the opportunity to hear some of the fruits of this project at […]

Mar. 17 2014

Sublime Septet

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, making their Shriver Hall Concert debut yesterday evening, showed us again why we are so lucky to have this chamber music series in Baltimore. They gave us an excellent reading of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Then came the Beethoven Septet — and it was one of those performances where you find […]

Apr. 25 2013

The Melodies of Brahms With Denyce Graves and no Hands!

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Conductor Piotr Gajewski talked with me about the National Philharmonic’s upcoming all Brahms concert with superstar mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, 2 of the women Brahms loved and conducting without a score.                                                                        01 Track 1 The National Philharmonic Chorale with Denyce Graves will perform Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th.  Here’s the web […]

Jan. 30 2013

Conversation with a Listener. Brahms vs. Wagner

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

                                        Last week I received a series of emails from a listener inquiring about the difference between Brahms and Wagner. I thought it would be interesting to share these postings with you. The listener will remain anonymous out […]

Nov. 01 2012

Thursday 11/01/12 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano SAARIAHO: Laterna Magica MOZART:  Symphony No. 39 in Eb, K. 543 BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 in d, Op. 15 Related posts: Wednesday 11/09/11 Live! At The Concertgebouw Thursday 03/22/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 08/22/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

Oct. 19 2012

Those viola jokes…

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

What is the longest viola joke? Harold in Italy. Okay, this one is quite funny, but for the most part I just don’t get the plethora of viola jokes. I mean, I get them, but I don’t understand why violas are the butt of the dumb blonde jokes of the music world. The viola has […]

Oct. 02 2012

Top 5

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

WBJC’s web maestra, Diana Ross, has suggested that we blog about a Top 5 list of some kind, so here I go with my top 5 favorite instruments: Cello, because it sounds so luscious and sonorous. It has its limitations, to be sure—the cellists can’t stand for the National Anthem at the opening of the […]

Aug. 22 2012

Wednesday 08/22/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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11:00 PM Conductor:  Etienne Siebens Pianist: Ralph van Raat Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Lex van Delden: Symphony No. 3 Henriëtte Bosmans: Concertino for piano and orchestra Jan van Gilse: Symphony No. 1 in F major Fill: Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 Jan van Gilse: Overture in C Related posts: Wednesday 11/09/11 […]

May. 22 2012

Tuesday 05/22/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Conductor: Riccardo Muti Violinist: Pinchas Zukerman Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77 Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op 73 Haydn: Symphony No 89 in F Major Related posts: Tuesday 03/27/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 11/09/11 Live! At The Concertgebouw Wednesday 08/22/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

Apr. 30 2012

Sir Simon in Philly

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Despite the fact that they are emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Philadelphia Orchestra is still playing away and able to attract top notch conductors.  They were led by Sir Simon Rattle this past weekend, including a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.  I went up to Philly to hear them in their home […]

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