Robert Greenberg

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Dr. Bob Prescribes Brahms, Quartets for Four Solo Voices and Piano

October 26th, 2021

A Brahms trivia question: what was the only regular, paying job Brahms ever held? Answer: that of a choral conductor.  When we think of Brahms and his music, we typically think of a “serious” German composer of primarily instrumental music: his four magnificent symphonies; his violin concerto and two piano concerti; his many works for solo piano; and his superb chamber music, the most varied set of chamber works by a single composer since Mozart.…

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