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Would You Be Disappointed By A Concert of “Pretty Music?”

program autographed by Anne-Sophie Mutter
A recent NY Times review of a concert by Anne-Sophie Mutter lambasted the violinist for performing a program of nothing but "pretty music"
7, 2011

Anne-Sophie Mutter is lambasted for performing “pretty” music. Is there anything wrong with a concert of purely “pretty music” once in a while? Discuss.

Classical Haiku: Johannes Brahms

April 12, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is for the bachelor composer Johannes Brahms, who so loved the world – and his music says as much.

Columbus Symphony Performs Music of Beethoven, Brahms and Webern

Mei-Ann Chen
Guest conductor Mei-An Chen, Music Director of the Memphis Symphony, leads this weekend's Columbus Symphony concerts.
April 6, 2011

The Columbus Symphony concludes their 2010-2011 season this weekend with performances of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Webern.

OSU Orchestra et al. to Perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem

Mershon Auditorium, The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio
Mershon Auditorium at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio where The Ohio State University (OSU) School of Music presented Johannes Brahms' 'Ein deutsches Requiem.'
4, 2011

The OSU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs, along with the Capriccio! Vocal Ensemble and the Worthington United Methodist Church Choir, perform Johannes Brahms “A German Requiem.”

Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Johannes Brahms.
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period.
January 7, 2011

Taking stock of Johannes Brahms’ first two symphonies.

Hans von Bulow, a Giant in 19th Century Music

Hans von Bulow
Hans von Bulow
April 21, 2010

Hans von Bulow was a giant in 19th century music, and his career and legacy deserve to be better known. Alan Walker’s new book, Hans von Bulow, A Life and Times, goes a long way toward restoring its subject to prominence.

Simon Rattle Records the Symphonies of Johannes Brahms

Album cover of Brahms: The Symphonies / Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic
This recording was made in October and November in 2008 during live concerts in the Philharmonie in Berlin
October 2, 2009

A new boxed set of CDs is from Simon Rattle, who leads the Berlin Philharmonic in the glorious Johannes Brahms symphonies.