Celebration of life. Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.

Brahms’ music in his Academic Festival Overture reminds me of celebrating. Written for a celebration it exceeds its title to me and goes towards a much bigger celebration. The celebration of life. Now. Not to wait with celebrating in this very moment. Let us celebrate my friend. Why? Because we are. What more reason does … More Celebration of life. Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.

Connections. Brahms’ Hungarian Dances freely associated.

Brahms’ Hungarian Dances arranged by Thomas Dausgaard freely associated with texts by Eichendorff, Rilke, Trakl and others. An invitation for ears and eyes. Hungarian Dance No. 2 (click on the spotify button): Laß dich die Welt nicht fangen, Brich durch, mein freudig Herz, Ein ernsteres Verlangen Erheb dich himmelwärts! Greif in die goldnen Saiten, Da … More Connections. Brahms’ Hungarian Dances freely associated.

Simplicity. Brahms’ Händel-Variations for piano.

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel in B flat major, op. 24 by Gerhard Oppitz Listen to Brahms’ Händel-Variations. I find in it: simplicity. Simplicity in its expression which makes it unmissably expressive. I find truth in it. Truth in expression. The music flows from the heart and goes to the heart. … More Simplicity. Brahms’ Händel-Variations for piano.

Brahms’ ‘Gesang der Parzen’, ‘Song of the Fates’. About our fears. About feelings.

Brahms: Gesang der Parzen. Es fürchte die Götter Das Menschengeschlecht! Sie halten die Herrschaft In ewigen Händen, Und können sie brauchen, Wie’s ihnen gefällt. (…)___________________________ Let the human race fear the Gods! For they hold dominion over them in eternal hands, and can handle it as it pleases them. (…) Maybe our biggest fear is … More Brahms’ ‘Gesang der Parzen’, ‘Song of the Fates’. About our fears. About feelings.