Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HBD Joh. Brahms

Brahms's birthday came and went. 179. And doesn't look a day over 150. The first modernist composer (thanks, Peter Burkholder!); the founder of our musical feast. It seems that everyone who has played piano trios has had that early-relationship infatuation - playing the first movement in particular over and over again till the wee small hours. Honestly, piano trios don't get much better! We have talked about a series of concerts playing all the duo sonatas (another genre that doesn't get much better than this...) Audiences don't seem to get tired of this stuff, and nor do performers. So thanks Joh. Brahms and we'll raise a program or two to you this coming year.