The Great Composers Podcast

The Great Composers Podcast

42a - Johannes Brahms pt. 8 "The Scent of Lilac"

Ep. 42(a) - It is late November 1862. We find Johannes Brahms in Vienna making a great success of himself for once...

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41 - Johannes Brahms, pt. 7 "Vignettes and Vienna"

In Ep. 41 Johannes Brahms continues his toil, conducing the ladies' choir, playing concerts, and composing; working...

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40 - Johannes Brahms, pt. 6 "Warring With the Wizard of Weimar"

In ep. 40 we find Johannes Brahms struggling to recover and learn from the defeat of his D minor Piano Concerto at...

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39 - Rebecca Smithorn and The National Phil's YouTube Series "Composers in Crisis"

I'm pleased to welcome to the show Rebecca Smithorn, cover conductor and lecturer with the National Philharmonic...

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38 - Johannes Brahms, pt. 5 "Gordian Knots"

In Ep. 38 we pick up with Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann in the weeks following Robert Schumann's death in July...

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37 - The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 4 "Waiting in the Wings"

Stay healthy and well! Ep. 37 – In late 1853, having impressed important musicians across Germany, especially...

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36 - A Yuletide Special, "Antonio Stradivari, and the Violin Makers of Cremona"

In this special episode "Antonio Stradivari, and the Violin Makers of Cremona" we explore the lives of Cremona's...

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35 - The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 3 "New Germans and New Paths"

Ep. 35 - In April 1853, Johannes Brahms left Hamburg with the Hungarian violinist Eduard Reményi for a short concert...

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34 - The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 2 "Summer Idylls"

In Ep. 34 we see Johannes Brahms complete his adolescence and become a young adult. Along the way he is tested...

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33 - The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 1 "A Cup Half Full"

In Ep. 33, The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 1 "A Cup Half Full" we meet the great composer's father, Johann Jakob...

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32 - The Life of Johannes Brahms, "Introduction: A Brahms Rhapsody"

In this introduction to the life of Johannes Brahms we rhapsodize on key themes in the great composer's life, and...

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Ep. 31 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 8 "Epilogue: Bach's in the Future"

Ep. 31 sees our Bach saga come to and end. We will meet Sebastian Bach's grandson, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst, the last...

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30 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 7 "John Christian, a Bach in London"

In Ep. 30, we see Johann Christian Bach round out his time in Italy by planning a new trip to London. While in...

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29 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 6 "Giovanni Christiano, a Bach in Italy"

In Ep. 29 we follow the Great Bach's youngest son, Johann Christian born 1735, from his childhood to the early years...

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28 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 5 "Anna Magdalena"

In Ep. 28, we take a closer look at the life of Anna Magdalena Wilcke, beloved second wife of Sebastian Bach. Anna...

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27 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 4 "Carl Philipp Emanuel and the Prussian Blues"

In Ep. 27, The Lives of Some Other Bach’s, pt. 4 “Carl Philipp Emanuel and the Prussian Blues” we see Emanuel Bach...

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26 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 3 "Carl Philipp Emanuel and All the King's Men"

In Ep. 26 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 3 "Carl Philipp Emanuel and All the King's Men" we will meet the...

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25 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 2 "Wilhelm Friedemann, The Golden Child"

In Ep. 25, The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 2 "Wilhelm Friedemann, The Golden Child" we explore the life of...

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24 - The Lives of Some Other Bach's, pt. 1 "The Grapes of the Vine"

In Ep. 24 "The Grapes of the Vine" we will follow the Bach family tree from its founding member, Veit Bach, all the...

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23 - The Life of Judith Chernaik and her book "Schumann: the Faces and the Masks"

In Ep. 23 we welcome another very special guest, Judith Chernaik, author of the book “Schumann: the Faces and the...

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