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Recording of the Week: Furtwängler Conducts Brahms

Brahms is harder to conduct than any other major composer. This difficulty arises because there’s more to his works than the surface of the score indicates. A conductor has to have this music in his heart in addition to his head. A strict literal reading of his music leads to pedestrian performances. A good example…

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Opening Night at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, July 19, marked the beginning of the season for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. The first half of the program was devoted to French music. The second half consisted solely of Brahms’ Piano Trio No.1 in B major. First up was Faure’s lovely Elegy in C minor. This short piece was beautifully played…

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