34 - Johannes Brahms, pt. 2 "Summer Idylls" - Classical Music Podcast

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In Ep. 34 we see Johannes Brahms complete his adolescence and become a young adult. Along the way he is tested severely, leading a double life as a serious music student by day and dance hall pianist by night. Delicate and prone to migraines as a youth, this taxing work nearly ruined Johannes's physical and mental health. But as always, in times of great need a savior came his way and his health was repaired. With his strength renewed, Brahms was ready to confront the world as a professional musician and composer. It would not be easy for him at first...

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Music heard in this episode (all by Brahms):

Sixteen Waltzes of op. 39!

In order of appearance #’s 1, 2, 10, 6, 3, 11, 12, 4, 5, 15, 16

performed beautifully by Martha Goldstein.

https://musopen.org/music/2137-sixteen-waltzes-op-39/

Op. 1, Sonata for Solo Piano in C major, mvt. 1

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