Savannah Music Festival LIVE 651 – Brahms Masterpieces 2014
Though he is often grouped with Bach and Beethoven as one of the three “B’s” of German musical composers, Johannes Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. During his lifetime, Brahms’ popularity and influence were considerable, and he created some of the great masterpieces of 19th century piano repertoire and chamber music. In this episode, we listen to a 2014 performance of the Brahms String Quintet in F Major, Opus 88 performed by the Dover Quartet along with violist Phillip Dukes. This featured work is preceded by Benjamin Hochman’s 2014 performance of Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel.