THE MUSIC OF BRAHMS

Available to Stream Starting October 17 at 5:30 PM 

Behind the Music

 In 1890, after completing his String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111, Brahms decided to—somewhat prematurely—end his career as a composer. Although he hadn’t yet reached his 58th birthday, he believed his life’s work was complete and resolved to lay down his pen. Brahms even drew up a will, bequeathing his few assets to his siblings, stepmother, and beloved landlady.  Fortunately, however, Brahms’ retirement became a mere hiatus when he heard clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld and the Meiningen Court Orchestra. After the performance, Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann that it is “impossible to play the clarinet better than Herr Mühlfeld does.” To hear what incredible music came from this inspirational moment for Brahms, be sure to join us for this performance to hear Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and Cello Sonata in E Minor!

PROGRAM

BRAHMS – Clarinet Trio

BRAHMS – Cello Sonata in E Minor

Chad Burrow, clarinet

Benjamin Francisco, cello

Amy I-lin Cheng, piano

CHAD BURROW, CLARINET

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Amy I-lin Cheng, Piano

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Benjamin Francisco, Cello

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FURTHER LISTENING

Special thanks to kerrytown concert house For THeir RECORDING SPACE

Thanks to our NEW partnership with Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Concert House, we kickstarted our 92nd season virtually by professionally recording and filming programs in their historic venue. Here are some of their upcoming events:

By The Numbers

Annual a2so listeners

How many years it took Brahms to write his first symphony

Musicians in Your A2SO

SEE YOU AT THE SYMPHONY!

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