Masterclass: Antje Weithaas on Brahms Violin Concerto part 2


Antje Weithaas completes her exploration of the concerto’s first movement, in the second of a two-part article

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I love Brahms – it doesn’t matter which piece. I’ve played so much of his chamber music that my knowledge of his language has grown a lot over the years. I hope there’s still a long way to go. It’s very interesting to look at all of Brahms’s pieces together: almost all his allegros in 3/4 time have a musical pulse that can be felt as whole bars in one (in this piece for example, as well as in the B flat major String Sextet and Second Violin Sonata). Through his use of hemiolas he creates rhythmic resistance and tension that produce great intensity

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