Podcast 2: On Expressiveness in Music


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A wonderful example of the use of expressive melody is the Sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Solo Cello Suite number 1. Click below to enjoy Mischa Maisky’s performance.

Here is the way that another amazing composer, Johannes Brahms, was able to use “Expressiveness in Music”. This is the opening movement of Brahms’ “A German Requiem”. He composed this work in memory of his mother. Click to start:

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