Brahms

May 8, 2020: Discovery Concert – Discover the Birthday Boys

Brahms and Tchaikovsky were born on the same day seven years and 2,000 miles apart.

Their very different approaches to writing music will be contrasted in this one-hour live radio broadcast produced in conjunction with WWFM The Classical Network.

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Gentle Goodbyes

The first and final movements of many symphonies and concertos end with a bang! “Send them home on a high note!” But that is not universally the case. George Marriner…

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Scared ya Didn’t I?

Composer Johannes Brahms knew well the shock effect of sudden dynamic changes. George Marriner Maull exposes this Brahms trait as found in Movement 4 of Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Inside…

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Turned Off or Turned On?

In his article for Music Australia entitled: What’s Turning Young People Off Classical Music Concerts? Graham Strahle poses the question “. . .what are the barriers that seem to be…

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Mickey Mouse & Mozart

. . .one of my longer rants. Professional symphony orchestras in the United States face an annual challenge that we refer to in jest, belying the utter seriousness of the…

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Secrets of Conducting

We know what you’re thinking! Who is “we?” We conductors know what many audience members are thinking when you attend our performances. From your perspective, it looks like a lion…

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“I’ve been going to classical concerts all my life. I feel like my relationship with music was completely changed tonight. You took me inside the music.”

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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