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Johannes Brahms

  • This encore broadcast celebrates the BSO's rich recording discography, centered on Johannes Brahms's Symphony No. 2 and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 with Music Director Andris Nelsons, plus works by Thomas Adès and Ferruccio Busoni.
  • Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO in John Adams's "Shaker Loops," and pianist Emanuel Ax joins in Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1.
  • The Moon helps us keep track of time, of tides, of the ebb and flow of life. And inspires music.
  • In an encore broadcast, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is the soloist in Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, and Dima Slobodeniouk conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 and Unsuk Chin’s “subito con forza.”
  • Available on demand: On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Chamber Music Society, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois is the soloist in Hummel's venerable Clarinet Quartet and Pierre Jalbert's recent meditation on the sacred and the secular, "Street Antiphons," in a program that also includes Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2.
  • On his new CD, Benjamin Grosvenor navigates the interior worlds of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms with heartbreaking empathy and a golden sound.
  • Could It Be Magic? Pop songs based on classical music!
  • In an encore broadcast of her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut, conductor Elim Chan leads a pair of powerhouse works in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Igor Levit.
  • Soprano Latonia Moore sings George Walker’s BSO-commissioned “Lilacs,” and Andris Nelsons conducts a work by William Grant Still honoring fallen Black soldiers who gave their lives in the name of democracy.
  • Pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen take center stage in the American premiere of Fazil Say’s “Phoenix,” and Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and soloists in Brahms’s “A German Requiem.”