Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op.45

Brahms’s German Requiem is really one of those works that you can’t do without.  If you have never heard it before, I urge you to listen to it multiple times.  The words are below.  This is a live recording of George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra.  At one time, this orchestra was probably the bestContinue reading Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op.45

J.S.Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh

If any of you remember the movie “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), you might remember that the second movement of J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 (Bach’s Double Concerto) was used to try to describe music to a deaf girl.  The whole concerto is a stunning piece of music, and hereContinue reading J.S.Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh

Marian Anderson, contralto – Var det en dröm (Sibelius)

Marian Anderson, contralto – Var det en dröm (Sibelius) Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout theContinue reading Marian Anderson, contralto – Var det en dröm (Sibelius)