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    BCMS at MIT: The Russian Brahms II

    Presented by at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

    January 18, 2014


    BCMS at MIT: The Russian Brahms II

    Enjoy with us the compelling pairing in two concerts at MIT of works by the real Brahms and the man known as the Russian Brahms, Sergei Taneyev. The many biographical and musical intersections of these two great Romantics, not to mention the physical resemblance, promise an unforgettable experience.  

    A journey of 20 years, Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor is subtitled “Werther” after Goethe’s novel in which the sentimental hero kills himself for the unrequited love of his friend’s wife. Depending how you choose to interpret the relationship between Brahms and Clara Schumann, you may hear the musical sighs of pain, nervous Scherzo and deeply sentimental love song as a heartfelt goodbye. Taneyev’s String Quintet marries emotion and technique, utilizing a second viola to enhance the poignant theme and concluding triple fugue. Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 Taneyev String Quintet in C major, Op. 16 Featured Musicians
    Ida Levin, violin
    Yura Lee, violin
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Dimitri Murrath, viola
    Ronald Thomas, cello
    Mihae Lee, piano

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