Filmed masterclass : Brahms Trio.op8

The Parisian salon of La Nouvelle Athènes is the scene of a filmed session dedicated to the interpretation of the music of Brahms, catalyst of the German romantic tradition with Clara Schumann, Reinecke and their followers.

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The Parisian salon of La Nouvelle Athènes is the scene of a filmed session dedicated to the interpretation of the music of Brahms, the catalyst of the German Romantic tradition with Clara Schumann, Reinecke and their followers. We are at the beginning of a movement of re-reading of the Romantic repertoire, the scope of which can go as far as the Baroque movement 40 years ago.

For this period we have in addition to the written sources, exceptional sound testimonies such as that of Brahms interpreting his Hungarian Dances in 1889 and especially those of younger artists belonging to his circle or that of Clara...

This part filmed at the Buttes Chaumont, on the association's Viennese Streicher 1847 piano, reveals a method for getting away from modern stereotypes and rediscovering the fluidity of tempo and melodic line; the feeling of almost improvisation that emanates from these old recordings.

Go in search of that spontaneity and that naturalness so skilfully mastered that were the essence of the romantic game.

After this exciting masterclass by Kai Köpp, director of research at the University of the Arts in Bern, on Brahms' Trio op.8, we join some of his doctoral students in Staufen im Breisgau (Germany) with Sebastian Bausch to explore the question of a Viennese tradition of interpretation of the Waltzes op.39 with Laura Granero,

then the school of the violinist Joachim - a great friend of Brahms around the 1st sonata for violin and piano with Johannes Gebauer from Berlin...