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Johannes Brahms

The fun thing about really getting to know the violin concerto repertoire is that there are always more treasures to discover... The violin concerto repertoire is so rich and satisfying, I’m embarrassed to admit that, prior to becoming...

Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky had a lot to say about Johannes Brahms’ music—all bad... “I have played over the music of that scoundrel Brahms,” wrote Tchaikovsky in his diary in 1886. “What...

The violin concerto as a form of music has endured for some 300 years and remains, alongside the piano concerto, the most popular type of concerto played in modern concert halls and committed to recording....