Author Topic: I grudgingly accept that Brahms rules  (Read 6770 times)

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Offline JoshLilly

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Re: I grudgingly accept that Brahms rules
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2007, 08:46:56 AM »
Submitted for your listening pleasure, if you haven't heard it before:
Someone special playing a Brahms Hungarian Rhapsody
(You'll probably need to save this to your hard drive, for example by right-clicking and selecting "Save As")


I would claim Brahms rules for two pieces alone: the Op.25 Piano Quartet and his Symphony #3. Those are just unreal to me, I obsess over both in a way that surprises me, considering how lukewarm - or even negative - I am toward most of Brahms' other stuff. I do like the first movement of the Concerto for Violin and Cello, though, and a few other things, like Variations on a Theme of Pleyel, Academic Festival Overture, Violin Concerto, Wiegenlied... okay, I guess I like a lot more than I thought. More than I used to. But the Symphony #3 and the Op.25 Piano Quartet are absolute obsessions.

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Re: I grudgingly accept that Brahms rules
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2007, 08:56:49 AM »
. . . like Variations on a Theme of Pleyel Haydn

Oh, go on and say Haydn;  unless we have hard evidence that the source was Pleyel, we should probably honor tradition and call it after Papa.