CLASSICAL OPUS no.20

Johannes Brahms: “3rd Movement of the 3rd Symphony in F major”

ヨハネス・ブラームス:「第3回交響曲第3楽章主題歌」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 6 minutes

This soothing, somnambulant melodrama seems ruminating but is devoid of the era’s ubiquitous fatalism.  It contains one of the most addictive allegrettos, a deceptive ear-worm (“Ohrwurm”), as we say in German.  Its skeleton is essentially a vacillating valse and the French horns under Bernstein are dizzyingly engrossing.

In the second video, Jane Birkin bravely realizes the movement’s poppy potential.  It confirms that you can pull it off without a properly schooled voice (and in a foreign language).  Now, why dontcha try it yourself?

 

MUSIC

 

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._3_(Brahms)

 

A REFLECTION

Troubled, wildered, and forlorn,

Dark, benighted, travel-worn,

Over many a tangled spray,

All heart-broke, I heard her say:

‘O my children! do they cry,

Do they hear their father sigh?

Now they look abroad to see,

Now return and weep for me.’

 

William Blake: “A Dream”

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