Concert Performances

Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody”

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, the Bard Festival Chorale (James Bagwell, choral director), and The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, perform BrahmsAlto Rhapsody in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on February 4, 2024.

Johannes Brahms
Born: 5/7/1833 in Hamburg, Germany
Died: 4/3/1897 at age 63 in Vienna

Written: 1869, at age 36
Premiered: 3/3/1870 in Jena, Germany; Ernst Naumann conductor; Pauline Viardot-García mezzo-soprano

Text: from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Harzreise im Winter (Harz Mountain Journey in Winter)
Translation: Lena Platt and Daniel Platt

>Read concert notes by TŌN oboist Quinton Bodnár-Smith