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a tale of two brahms

Another musician who blogs quite frequently is the pianist Stephen Hough (a favorite soloist here in Portland, with frequent appearances with the Oregon Symphony), and he recently wrote a blog post for the Guardian newspaper (he also has a regular blog at the Telegraph) describing his process of revising his opinions on the two Brahms piano concertos as he prepared to record them for a newly released album. Continue reading

obf – passing the baton

It was my final performance at the Oregon Bach Festival for 2013, and it was quite a historical event for the festival. This concert marked the symbolic ‘passing of the baton’ from founding Artistic Director Helmut Rilling to the Artistic Director Designate Matthew Halls. Continue reading

brahms tidbits


Above: The alphorn melody heard by Brahms on a walk, written on a birthday greeting to Clara Schumann.

Below: The autograph score of the First Symphony, with the horn solo that quotes the alphorn melody written above.