Savannah Music Festival LIVE 328 – Brahms String Sextet

Original air date: week of October 24, 2010

Of all the major composers of the late Romantic era, Brahms was the one most attached to the classical ideal as manifested in the music of Haydn, Mozart, and especially Beethoven. As a mature composer, Brahms became for conservative music journalists the most potent symbol of musical tradition, a stalwart against the degeneration represented by the music of Wagner and his school. In this episode, we listen to a Savannah performance of Brahms 2nd string sextet, composed in 1865.