Johannes Brahms: The Making of Music...
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
"Johannes Brahms: The Making of Music and the Claims of Friendship" presented by Paul B. Berry, Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Music History at the Yale School of Music
One of Western music's most revered composers, Brahms is often portrayed as a solitary perfectionist proudly out of touch with his time and place. Yet his works were deeply rooted in the music and poetry of his contemporaries and the relationships he had forged with close acquaintances. This talk explores forgotten intersections among notes, words, and personal circumstance, seeking to understand how Brahms made his music, how it functioned within his intimate circles, and how its origins might affect the ways in which we hear and perform it today.
Paul B. Berry is Assistant Professor of Music History at the Yale School of Music. A historian of chamber music and song in nineteenth-century Germany and Austria, Mr. Berry received his BA and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is currently completing a book entitled Brahms's Rhetorics of Memory: The Making of Music and the Claims of Friendship. Mr. Berry is also active as a tenor specializing in early music, German Lieder, and twentieth-century compositions. From 2007 until 2010, he served on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music.
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Location: Shewan Recital Hall
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