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Music Club Players Explore Brahms

Saturday, Feb. 23, in their time honored venue of the Faulkner Gallery at the main branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

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Pianist Constantine Finehouse, Canada Goose Online clarinetist Joanne Kim, violinist Han Soo Kim, and cellist Sang Yhee will perform Brahms “Piano Trio No. 1 uk canada goose outlet in B Major, cheap canada goose uk Opus 8″ (1854); his “Scherzo in c minor for Violin Piano, WoO 2″ (1853); and the “Clarinet Trio in a minor, Opus 114″ (1891).

It too bad Hanslick couldn keep his mouth shut proclaiming Brahms Beethoven heir and all that. Brahms music and Beethoven are canada goose outlet great above the level where comparisons are useful.

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Yet the sublime gorgeousness of Brahms tunes impressed even so harsh canada goose uk shop a critical listener as Mahler, who complained in a letter to Alma, “He never makes anything of his melodies, which are often quite lovely.”

Indeed, I would say oftener than with any other composer, Beethoven included. For, as Robert Craft noted, “Beethoven is primarily an instrumental composer, even when writing for voices, Brahms a vocal one, even when writing for instruments.”

The ravishing beauty of Brahms music is best appreciated in his chamber compositions (less bombast to sit through, waiting for the great parts), and never more so than in the “Opus 8″ piano trio.

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In 1853, Robert Schumann talked Brahms and Albert Dietrich (Schumann pupil) canada goose factory sale into collaborating with him on a violin piano sonata to be a gift and tribute to violinist Joseph Joachim, whom the three composers had recently befriended.

cheap canada goose parka Schumann wrote two movements; Brahms and Dietrich, one each. The project became the so called Canada Goose Parka “F A E Sonata.” cheap canada goose parka

canada goose stockists uk Schumann later adapted his two movements into his “Sonata No. 3;” Brahms made his Scherzo into a stand alone “Sonatensatz,” which has enjoyed a quite vigorous independent existence, especially after Joachim allowed it to be published, in uk canada goose 1906. He can be reached at [email The opinions expressed are his own. canada goose stockists uk

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