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Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms is separated by a gap of 22 years from his first piano concerto. Brahms began work on the piece in 1878 and completed it in 1881 while in Pressbaum near Vienna. It is dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. The premiere of […]

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O Testamento de Heilingenstadt

August 17th, 2012 Comments off

O Testamento de Heilingenstadt é um documento escrito por Ludwig van Beethoven, datado de 1802. Trata-se de uma carta manuscrita, originalmente destinada aos dois irmãos Caspar Anton Carl van Beethoven (1774-1815) e Nicolaus Johann van Beethoven (1776-1848), e que nunca lhes foi enviada – e que ficou guardada numa gaveta da sua secretária em Viena, […]

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Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

August 10th, 2012 Comments off

The Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and among the most popular of all piano concerti. Structure The concerto is in three movements: Allegro molto moderato (A minor) Adagio (D flat major) Allegro […]

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Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

The Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 composed by Felix Mendelssohn is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time. A typical performance lasts just under half an hour. Mendelssohn originally proposed […]

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Niccolò Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 6 in D major

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

The Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 6, was composed by Niccolò Paganini in Italy, probably between 1817 and 1818. The concerto reveals that Paganini’s technical wizardry was fully developed. Contemporary audiences gasped at the extended passages of double-stop thirds, both chromatic and in harmonics. Tonality Paganini intended the Concerto to be heard in E-flat major: […]

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