Brahms Reimagined

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Arnold Schoenberg, self-portrait

“Mysteries conceal a truth, but direct curiosity to unveil it.”—Arnold Schoenberg, “Brahms the Progressive”

I wrote about the “Brahms Reimagined” program for the St. Louis Symphony concerts of October 28 and 29, with special guest pianist Jeremy Denk, who performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Also on the program are Liszt’s Prometheus and Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’s Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 25.

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Brahms, Wagner, Schoenberg

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Arnold Schönberg: Blaues Selbstportrait, 1910 (source: Wikipedia Commons)
On March 28 and 29, the St. Louis Symphony performs Brahms’s Symphony No. 3, Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, and Schoenberg’s Erwartung. Here is a link to the program (my essays start on p. 26).

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