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Brahms's one and only

Vadim GluzmanPhoto: Marco Borggreve

January 26, 2021

In 1878, Johannes Brahms dedicated his first (and only) violin concerto to his friend, violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim loved it, calling it one of the four great German violin concertos. On today's show, hear violinist Vadim Gluzman play that Brahms concerto in concert with the Oregon Symphony.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Samuel Barber: Souvenirs: Two-Step and Galop
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Aspects of America
Pentatone 727

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A, K. 209
Eduard Kunz, piano; Yuri Medianik, bayan
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F minor, K. 466
Eduard Kunz, piano; Yuri Medianik, bayan
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 213
Eduard Kunz, piano; Yuri Medianik, bayan
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: Mvt 1
Vadim Gluzman, violin; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II BWV 870
Stephen Prutsman, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Hour 2

John Williams: Schindler's List: Theme
Camille Thomas, cello; Brussels Philharmonic; Mathieu Herzog, conductor
Voice of Hope
DG 4838564

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; Osmo Vanska, conductor
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Adam Schoenberg: Never Shall I Forget
iSing Silicon Valley; Jennah Delp Somers and Shane Troll, conductors
Here I Stand
Innova Records 058

Cesar Franck, arr. Jules Delsart: Cello Sonata in A Major, M. 8
Camille Thomas, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interloch, MI