Concert Performances

Brahms’ “Rinaldo”

Tenor Joshua Blue, the Bard Festival Chorale (James Bagwell, choral director), and The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, perform BrahmsRinaldo in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on February 4, 2024.

0:11 Zu dem Strande! Zu der Barke! (To the vessel, yonder riding!)
5:47 Stelle her der goldnen Tage (Golden days, again o win me)
20:31 Zurück nur! Zurücke (Oh haste thee, returning)
26:13 Und umgewandelt seh’ ich die Holde (A cruel changing seizes the charmer)
32:30 Segel schwellen (Sails are swelling)

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

Written: 1863–68, in Brahms’ early 30s
Premiered: 2/28/1869 at a concert of the Academic Choral Society in Vienna; Court Opera Orchestra; Brahms conductor; Gustav Walter tenor; student chorus of 300

Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered
Translation: J. Powell Metcalfe

>Read concert notes by TŌN horn player Ziming Zhu