Autumn 2021: First Looks: Recordings

RÜCKBLICK: NEW PIANO MUSIC INSPIRED BY BRAHMS: Ann DuHamel,  The depth of programming and playing in DuHamel's latest album, which introduces newly commissioned works inspired by Johannes Brahms' oeuvre, is striking. Casual listeners will enjoy snippets of his most beloved melodies, while astute connoisseurs will be delighted by the cleve...
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Summer 2021: Brahms Rediscovered: The Solo Piano Transcription of His Last Opus by Busoni

When Clara [Schumann] suffered a series of strokes in 1895, Brahms realized that the woman he had always loved could not live forever...His deepest feelings about her are revealed in his last great songs, the Vier ernste Gesänge, written in May 1896, as she lay dying in Frankfurt... Clara's death came on May 20, 1...
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Winter 2021: Pupil Saver: A Glimpse into Colorful Mexican Romanticism

  INTERMEZZO NO. 1 IN E MINOR BY MANUEL M. PONCE Manuel M. Ponce (1882–1948) is undoubtedly one of the most prominent composers in Latin American history. Among his piano pieces, one of the most beloved is his Intermezzo No. 1 in E Minor. This intermezzo has similarities to Brahms's Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 119, No. 2. Both wo...
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Winter 2020: New Music & Materials Reviews

(S4) TOCCATA "HYGAGAN," OPUS 229by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee From the FJH Contemporary Keyboard Sheets, Toccata "Hygagan" by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee is an engaging and virtuosic late-intermediate piano solo.Born in Massachusetts, Rahbee is a first-generation Armenian American. She was a piano major at Juilliard, and a self-taught composer who ...
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Where is the Beethoven review I submitted that was supposed to appear in this issue?
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March 26

Johannes Brahms
1874 - Premiere of Johannes Brahms's Variations on a Hungarian Song, Op. 21 no. 2 for piano, in London.
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January 21

Johannes Brahms
 1859 Premiere of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in Hanover, with Brahms as the soloist.
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January 12

Johannes Brahms
1864 - Premiere of J. Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op. 23, for piano four-hands, in Vienna.  
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Bumping into Brahms: A conversation about the Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2

JM: Oh! Sorry sir, you startled me! I almost bumped into you. But wait, I know you! Are you not Herr Doktor Brahms? Brahms: Guten Tag? Bitte, kein Doktor. I am amazed that we have somehow encountered one another here. Might it be because I have played so many of your wonderful song accompaniments and piano pieces recently? Would you possibly be wil...
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Poetry Corner

Brahms: Waltz[Op. 39, No. 15]As the departing soul looks down upon the earth and its gaze sweeps the grass, takes in the house where time still lingers among tasks left undone:so the hands hover once more over the keys, and the melody, full of outworn desire, repeats itself before it is extinguished.— Norman Finkelstein"Brahms: Waltz [Op. 39, No. 1...
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Brahms and the women in his life

Johannes Brahms was born into poverty on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg, Germany. His mother, whom Brahms adored, was seventeen years older than his father, a double bass player. Recognizing Johannes's musical talents and thinking he might be another Beethoven, the father began giving Brahms lessons. By age ten Johannes's talent spurred his father to seek...
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