Past Meetup

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major & Brahms Symphony no. 4 in E minor

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The Violin Concerto in D Major is a subtly sublime piece of music written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1806, about a decade after he started losing his hearing. Beethoven became deaf and was isolated, and he continued living because he had things to write. That was the thing that kept him going, and I think we sense all of that in this piece of written grace. The Beethoven’s Violin Concerto expresses thoughts too deep for words. It's not just a piece about what a violinist can do with the orchestra, it's a piece about, I think, deep questions of life.

The Symphony No. 4 in E minor by Johannes Brahms is the last of his symphonies. One might be tempted to call the most “Beethovenian Brahms symphony”. I’ve always considered it one of the most tragic symphonies. Brahms wrote this symphony in the summer of 1884 in Mürzzuschlag. “The cherries don’t ever get to be sweet and edible in this part of the world,” he said, adding that something of their bitter flavor was to be found in his new symphony.

An Analysis of Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Tickets: Please buy your tickets by using the link below. We don’t organize group tickets; please purchase your ticket in the individual.

The drink: We may opt for a drink before and again at intermission of the concert. Location for bars after the concert is open to suggestions.

Meeting point: I'll be there at 19:00 by the ticket office. I am very easy to be recognized in a crowd.

So, I hope you will be inspired to join the top 9 most played Beethoven’s Violin concerto and Brahms Fourth Symphony. Please reserve your tickets soon!

I may cancel this event if there is no response or if sign up rate continues to be poor.

Cheers, Annie S


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