about the Course

Johannes Brahms, the great classicist of the later 19th century, created an imposing body of work that covers every genre of his era except for opera. Whether symphonies, concertos, orchestral works, chamber woris, sonatas, solo pieces, art songs, or choral works, Brahms bequesthed precious gifts to posterity. We'll find out about him, his career, his world, his friends, his colleagues. Most importantly, we'll explore his music in all its variety, depth, and radiance.

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Xavier Auditorium and overflow rooms

Alfred & Hanna Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco.

Brahms
Winter 2016

 

Course Outline

Recommended Recordings

 

  • Week 1 - Out of the Cradle

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 2- Into the Stream

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 3 - To Vienna

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 4 - Breakthrough

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 5 - A Symphony Is Born

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 6 - At the Summit

    Lecture Slides (PDF)
  • Week 7 - Lion of Vienna

    Lecture Slides (PDF)

  • Week 8 - Golden Years

    Lecture Slides (PDF)