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Ep. 37 – In late 1853, having impressed important musicians across Germany, especially Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms planned for the publication of his first opuses. His star was rising in the musical world and he had much to be proud of, but a terrible tragedy loomed on the horizon which threatened to derail his career and set his life down yet another new though unexpected path.
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Works heard in this episode (all by Brahms unless otherwise noted):
Sonata in C major op. 1, mvt. 3 Scherzo
Scherzo op. 4 - Natsumi Kataoka
Sonata in C major op. 1, mvt. 4
Robert Schumann op. 6 mvts. 1-6
Clara Schumann, Scherzo op. 14 no. 2 - Luis Sarro
Robert Schumann, Carnaval op. 9 “Chiarina”
4 Ballads, op. 10 no. 1 “Edward”
"Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann" op. 9 var. 1-3
Clara Schumann "Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann" op. 20 var. 3
Robert Schumann op. 12 mvt. 1 Des Abends, 3. Warum?
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44, mvt. 2
Michael Calabris, “Meditation (According to Byzantine Modes)” for solo organ