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May 25, 2022

In Brahms pt. 14 our pause in the narrative continues as we study the greatest of all violin concertos, that by Johannes Brahms. We will analyze the relationship between Brahms and the work's first, possibly finest performer Joseph Joachim, putting the concerto in the context of his performing life and in relation to other works in the genre. We conclude with a discussion of cadenza's, but Joachim and others, which happily allows us to revisit Fritz Kreisler, seeing how his life intersects with Joachim's and Brahms's, and discuss another of my heroes: the violinist Jascha Heifetz. Works heard in this episode in order (all by Brahms):

-Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77

Unmarked recording from Musopen's "European Archive" (possibly Jacques Thibaud...)

1. Allegro non troppo

2. Adagio 

3. Allegretto giocoso, ma non troppo vivace


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