The Great B’s

“The three greatest composers are Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. All the others are cretins.”

The very words of Hans von Bülow, the German conductor, pianist, and composer from the 19th century, and also a great supporter of Johannes Brahms. I would easily agree to the first part of his quote, but the main reason I’m bringing this up is that it fits perfectly with the program of my upcoming recital, with violinist Dima Dimitrova on December 10th. What’s on the program? Three sonatas: BACH’s Solo Violin Sonata in C Major, BEETHOVEN’s Piano Sonata Op. 101, and BRAHMS’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Minor. And interestingly enough, it is Bülow himself that Brahms dedicated his D Minor Sonata for Violin and Piano to. :)

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