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Brahms & Steve Thomas

This podcast is a personal look at the composer and his music by pianist and professor Stephen R. Thomas, including excerpts and a performance from the Op. 118 (No.4). His commentary is lively and engaging, and the examples, where he deconstructs some of the music to illustrate specific elements of Brahms' writing and expression, are extremely interesting. A very enjoyable look at this monumental composer---a great quote from our conversation:

"[Brahms] has something which I also admire in Mozart, you know, and that's less is more. Every note is the right note, and that's what makes it great."



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