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Archive for June 28, 2013

Brahms at the Brink

Semyon Bychkov with Marielle Labeque, photo by Klaus Barisch

For biographer Jan Swafford, a picture of Brahms can only be compiled by absorbing every available detail about his life and music. Brahms did live to see the rising tide of anti-Semitism, and unchecked nationalism, combined with great advances in the technology of warfare