„About Brahms – Don’t ask so stupid“

Concert for Violin, Cello, Piano & Reading
Two actors reading a dialogue between Johannes Brahms and his housekeeper Mrs. Truxa

When a devoted person asks the maestro: „Do you always ponder a long time before you compose?“, he responds: „Dearest, do you always think that long before you ask questions?“ Equally grumpy he polishes off a whole party: „And if I should have forgotten to affront someone, then I ask for forgiveness!“ But where does the bright strength in his music come from, the sensitive depth?

We search and suddenly someone appears who can be asked: Mrs. Truxa, his housekeeper. She took care of him on a daily basis for fifteen years, experienced his feelings, joys and fears more intimately than anybody else.

And it is actually highly amusing when she starts telling stories about this life with Brahms. Here he lets a cigarette stub fall in the beginning, there a coin. Does she clean thoroughly or does she steal?

Brahms and Mrs. Truxa talk in this dialogue about their life „together“, the countless experiences which connect them. Step by step one gets closer to the man Brahms. His music is already a unique wonder.

Sound examples from the Brahms-CD

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano op. 38, 1. movement
Artist: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Johannes Brahms

 

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano op.38, 3. movement
Artist: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Johannes Brahms

 

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano op.99, 2. movement
Artist: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Johannes Brahms

Video About Brahms

Artists

Fritz Kircher o.a., Violin
Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Elisabeth Orth o.a., Reciter
Cornelius Obonya o.a. , Reciter

Heidrun Maya Hagn, Text & Dramaturgy

Duration

90 Minutes

Program

Cello-Sonatas and Piano-Trios by Johannes Brahms combined with a dialogue between Johannes Brahms and his housekeeper Mrs. Truxa

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Mag. Heidrun Maya Hagn

Mag. Heidrun Maya Hagn