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Program Notes: Hummel Septet

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member click below to listen to a 1981 recording by the Nash Ensemble: Buy TicketsJohann Nepomuk Hummel, 1778-1837 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (Pressburg, now Bratislava, 1778 – Weimar, 1837), Austrian pianist, composer, teacher, and conductor, was regarded in his lifetime as one of the greatest composers in Europe, […]

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Program Notes: Notturno

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Buy TicketsChristopher Kachian, Guitar Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (Choceň, Bohemia, baptized 1773 – Vienna, 1830), originally named Václav Thomas Matějka in his native Czech, became an Austrian composer, guitarist and church choir director.  He studied law in Prague, but moved to Vienna to pursue music.  He pursued […]

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Program Notes: Italian Serenade

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Recognize anyone in this video? Click below for a preview of this piece: Buy TicketsWolf, 1860-1903 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf (Windischgraz, Styria, now Slovenjgradec in Slovenia, 1860 – Vienna, 1903), is best known as an extraordinarily fine composer of lieder, art songs, in the tradition of […]

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Give to the Max Day 2014

The Musical offering, the Twin Cities longest established chamber ensemble, is in its 44th season! This is the final year of a three year exploration of the music of Vienna from 1780 to 1930, which has been very well received by our audience. The mission of The Musical Offering is to keep classical music alive […]

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Program Notes: Brahms Piano Quartet

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Listen below to a recording of Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, and Yo-Yo Ma. Buy TicketsProgram Notes: Brahms’ Piano QuartetJohannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 – Vienna, 1897) wrote the Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25, in 1861, at the beginning of his first maturity, just a year before […]