Brahms/Glanert and Brahms

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On October 4 and October 5, 2014, the St. Louis Symphony performs Four Serious Songs, by Johannes Brahms, with linking preludes and a postlude by the 21st-century composer Detlev Glanert, who also arranged the songs for orchestra.  After the intermission, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for Brahms’s sublime A German Requiem. Markus Stenz conducts, and the soprano Carolyn Sampson and the bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi are the soloists. The program is here:

https://www.stlsymphony.org/globalassets/connect-files/sls-oct14-insert1-4-final.pdf

(My notes begin on p. 26.)

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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).

http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3933.pdf