Brahms violin sonatas receive fine performances in new recording : Tetzlaff & Vogt

Recently, the question was posed on a popular online music discussion forum: “What are your eight favorite chamber works?”  My answer was that I could easily answer the query using only works by Johannes Brahms.  Brahms was a master of chamber music and wrote more than one work in all of the traditional forms: instrumental … Continue reading Brahms violin sonatas receive fine performances in new recording : Tetzlaff & Vogt

Born today : Franz Liszt

Born on this day in 1811 in the Hapsburg Kingdom of Hungary, Franz Liszt would go on to make a name for himself not only as an important composer in the Romantic era, but also as one of the greatest pianists who ever lived. In a career that spanned five eventful decades in classical-music history, … Continue reading Born today : Franz Liszt