Johannes Brahms Concert Analysis

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Brahms’ Concert Review The concert I am reviewing is Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. Performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Claudio Abbado. Recorded live at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy in 2002. Featuring soloist Gil Shaham. Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1833. His father taught him music as a young boy. At the age of 6, he started creating his own method of writing music. Brahms befriended many famous composers during his life, most notably the Schumanns. He composed over a 100 works during his lifetime. Most famous were his Symphonies, Violin Concerto, and Hungarian Dances. He died in 1897 of liver cancer. He was buried next to Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
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This movement was much different than the first movement and the second movement (The Adagio), the finale is exceptionally full of the expressive passion that Brahms had for the music and compositions he produced. The lyricism and rhythm in this movement are very transcendental, it feels like it is about so much more than the inspiration, gypsy style. There are a multitude of moods represented throughout the entire concerto, and this finale is the perfect capstone to be fitted upon the historical masterpiece of art that this work truly is. Brahms was indeed most famous for his Symphonies, Violin Concerto, and Hungarian Dances and experiencing this particular Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Massimo, conducted by Claudio Abbado with the astounding violin soloist, Gil Shaham. It was easy to observe that in the last few minutes of the performance, every performer was excited by the composition and were enjoying themselves. Shaham’s performance was very

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