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Review: Ax and the L.A. Phil are into Brahms, heavily. Los Angeles Register, May 5, 2014.
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Brahms, Emanuel Ax, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 5, 2014
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Is Brahms over-programmed? No doubt, but so are Mahler, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart etc. Are there any composers, including Stravinsky, who *wouldn’t* wear out their welcome if they weren’t war-horsed to death by every lazy orchestra in Christendom? I doubt it.
The third movement of Brahms 2nd concerto is admittedly a bore, but the second movement redeems all many times over …..
When performed well and not excessively slow, that third movement has never been boring for me.
“Surrounding the world premiere were Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture”
Again? The Dude must really love this a lot.
Generally speaking, Gustavo really likes the music he conducts, very much.
Someone should let him know that perhaps not everyone wants to hear the Academic Festival Overture over, and over, and over…
Blame Brahms for writing music that many good conductors like to perform.
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