Concerts

Inspired By Bach

Date
Feb 08 2019
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Adresse

Ulster Hall 34 Bedford Street, Belfast,

Brahms’s Fourth Symphony sees him draw heavily on his fascination with Bach and the Baroque era.

Brahms’s Fourth Symphony sees him draw heavily on his fascination with Bach and the Baroque era. He weaves rhythms, harmonies and variation patterns straight from Bach into a work that is, somehow, entirely Brahmsian in character. And we meet in Schoenberg a composer who loved both Bach and Brahms (he dubbed the latter ‘the Progressive’ in a famous essay); Verklärte Nacht is partly inspired by Brahms, partly by Wagner, and is full of lush and passionate melody.