Today we’re kicking off a new composer series on one of the “three great Bs” — Johannes Brahms. In this episode, we’ll learn a little bit about his life before we go onto learn more about some of his most famous works in the next two episodes. Listen to this episode to learn about Brahms’ friendship with the Schumann family and how he expressed his feelings and interests through his music.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Piano Waitlist

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Brahms: Violinkonzert ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Hilary Hahn ∙ Paavo Järvi – YouTube

Yuja Wang: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 83 [HD] – YouTube

Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott – Lullaby (Brahms) – YouTube

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ MDR-Rundfunkchor ∙ Solisten ∙ David Zinman – YouTube

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 44

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances of the songs by Johannes Brahms. Check it out here.

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