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Johannes Brahms

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1917

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, May 5, 2019

On this edition of With Heart and Voice, we’ll celebrate the birthdays of four “May” composers – Sweelinck, Brahms, Fauré, and Monteverdi.  Join Peter DuBois for the party!

Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they begin their 2018 season with the stunning music of Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and Brahms. 

10/10    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Higdon: Tuba Concerto Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Craig Knox, tb; Robert Spano, cond)

10/17    Elgar: Symphony No. 1 Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (Anne Martindale Williams, c; Sir Mark Elder, cond)


  Johannes Brahms was heartbroken as he wrote his second sextet for strings - coding the name of his beloved in the pensive, romantic music. Lose yourself in this musical world over lunch on November 14th (12:10-12:50pm) with some wonderful musicians: violinists Molly McDonald and Eri Noda, violists Olita Strazds Povero and Aika Ito, and cellists Cora Swenson Lee and Jennifer Carpenter.


For two weeks in August we'll hear the music of Johannes Brahms and learn more about his life and close friendships with both Clara and Robert Schumann. As referenced through popular culture like the movie Geliebte Clara, Clara Schumann and Brahms may have been romantically involved.  Tune in to learn more.  Plus we'll continue with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th.

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1818

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, May 6, 2018

On this edition of With Heart and Voice, we’ll celebrate the 185th birthday of Johannes Brahms (May 7) with a selection of his sacred choral and organ music. Join Peter DuBois for the party, as we also mark Ascension Day, coming later in the week.

July 2017 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Programs

Jun 28, 2017
University of Chicago Presents

7/2 Bridge:  Lament for Two Violas Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A (Tien-Hsin, Cindy Wu & Che-Yen Chen, vla; Peter Serkin, p; Dover Quartet)   7/9 Campion: Three Songs (ca. 1613) Takemitsu: A Bird Came Down the Walk Brahms: String Quintet No.

Now that the Amenda Quartet has finished the Beethoven cycle, it's moving on to two other B's: Bartok and Brahms.  On the next Backstage Pass, the quartet--violinists David Brickman and Patricia Sunwoo, violist Melissa Matson, and cellist Mimi Hwang--are joined by world-class clarinetist Jon Manasse for an hour of chamber music and chat and with host Julia Figueras. Friday, April 7 at 1 PM. The show repeats on Sunday, April 9 at 1 PM.

This month, the Pittsburgh Symphony performs an diverse plethora of pieces, including contemporary and classic works from Mozart to MacMillan.

January 2017 Listings for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dec 27, 2016

This month, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Joins us on Monday evenings with excellent performances of symphonies by Brahms, Mahler, Franck, and more!

This month, we hear the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Brahms symphonies, here on Classical 91.5.