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The Chaconne - Against the Vile Maxim

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Brahms to Clara Schumann:
On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.

Viktoria Mullova (Part 2)
Itzhak Perlman (Part 2)
Andres Segovia (Part 2)

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Date:May 27th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, this one movement has got to be one of the most amazing things ever written by anyone for any combination of musical instruments. I'm so glad that the violin is my instrument, so that I've had the chance to play through this.

I seem to recall Brahms did a piano arrangement of this too.
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Date:May 27th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Nice! I've played through a transcription for guitar, but I'm sure it hardly compares to the original.

Yeah, Brahms supposedly arranged it for Schumann as a get well present when she injured her right hand. Paul Wittgenstein recorded it around his 70th birthday--youtube's no help on that one.
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Date:May 27th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
I had no idea I wanted to learn this until now.
Date:December 11th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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