Tag: Classical Cousins

  • Clara Schumann’s Lieder – A Classical Cousin

    Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own has me currently entranced with its gentle, yet poignant questions about women’s history – not just in fiction, but in culture and arts generally. According to a Washington Post quiz (which, given its loaded questions, ought to be taken with a pinch of salt), I come under the […]

  • Bruch’s Violin Concerto – A Classical Cousin

    In the spring of 1866, Max Bruch’s first violin concerto was debuted by celebrity violinist Joseph Joachim.  Its auspicious beginnings paved the way for its permanent success; the concerto is still popular (here it’s played by my favorite violinist, Gil Shaham).  Bridging a gap wider than 150 years, Bruch’s passionate melodies still have the ability […]