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      July 20, 2014

      Brahms: Symphony #3 in F major, Op 90 (40:04)
      Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra / John Axelrod

      Clara Schumann: Mein Stern (2:40); Die gute Nacht (2:18)
      Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone; John Axelrod, piano

      Clara Schumann: Das Veilchen (1:40); Sie liebten sich beide (2:06)
      Felicity Lott, soprano; John Axelrod, piano

      Conductor John Axelrod concludes his exploration of the relationship between Brahms and the woman he loved, Clara Schumann, as depicted in their music. “If you listen to the Brahms symphonies,” says Axelrod, “each of them seems to inhabit a completely different, though connected, character. Then, if you listen to the songs of Clara Schumann, they also fall clearly into a very similar four moods. I believe that Clara’s own personality is in those songs, and so if that is true, it is also possible to think of the four Brahms symphonies as portraits of Clara – four different aspects of her.”

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