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By Barry Mitchell
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Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: Journal, pp. 24-27, February 28, 1876

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Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: Recollections of Brahms, pp. 54-61. [The death of Brahms]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-recollections-of-brahms-pp-54-61/
10:35
September 15, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 52-53, July 18&19 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/06/13/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-52-53-july-1819-1876/
01:58
September 07, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 44-51, July 17 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/06/11/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-44-51-july-17-1876/
10:17
September 07, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 42-43, July 15 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/06/07/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-42-43-july-15-1876/
02:18
September 06, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 40-41, July 13&14 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/05/31/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-40-41-july-1314-1876/
02:32
September 05, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, p. 39, July 12 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/05/26/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-p-39-july-12-1876/
01:20
August 12, 2022
Lorelei Ensemble Premieres Julia Wolfe’s Her Story 
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/07/14/lorelei-ensemble-premieres-julia-wolfes-her-story/
15:29
August 12, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 35-38, July 11 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/05/24/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-35-38-july-11-1876/
04:44
August 12, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 33-34, Jul 10 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/05/16/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-33-34-jul-10-1876/
02:07
August 11, 2022
Freiburger Barockorchester Forms a New Creative Partnership with Deutsche Grammophon
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/03/15/freiburger-barockorchester-forms-a-new-creative-partnership-with-deutsche-grammophon/
05:49
August 10, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 29-32, July 9 [1876]
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/04/25/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-29-32-july-9-1876/
05:16
August 10, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, p.28, July 8, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/04/20/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-p-28-july-8-1876/
00:49
August 10, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: Journal, pp. 24-27, February 28, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/03/20/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-journal-pp-24-27-february-28-1876/
05:33
August 08, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 22-23, February 27, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/03/16/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-22-23-february-27-1876/
02:37
August 08, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp.20-21, February 26, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/03/11/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-20-21-february-26-1876/
02:30
August 06, 2022
Italian pianist Umberto Laureti interviewed by Barry Mitchell
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/italian-pianist-umberto-laureti-interviewed-by-barry-mitchell/
08:02
August 05, 2022
1842 Musical Antiquarian Society edition of Purcell’s Bonduca crowdfunding project patron FAQ
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/1842-musical-antiquarian-society-edition-of-purcells-bonduca-crowdfunding-project-patron-faq/
05:02
August 05, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, pp. 18-19, February 6, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/03/03/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-pp-18-19-february-6-1876/
01:21
August 05, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: The Journal, p.17, Feb 3, 1876
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/02/28/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-the-journal-p-17-feb-3-1876/
00:58
August 05, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: first meeting with Brahms
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-first-meeting-with-brahms/
07:21
August 05, 2022
Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms (1907) by George Henschel: Preface
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2022/02/23/personal-recollections-of-johannes-brahms-1907-by-george-henschel-preface/
00:58
August 05, 2022
Rameau argues that melody is derived from harmony
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/11/24/rameau-argues-that-melody-is-derived-from-harmony/
02:01
August 05, 2022
Review: Flowers in the Concrete, Leighton House Museum, London, 29 October 2019, Philippe Quint violin with Leonard Elschenbroich and José Gallardo
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/review-flowers-in-the-concrete-leighton-house-museum-london-29-october-2019-philippe-quint-violin-with-leonard-elschenbroich-and-jose-gallardo/
04:12
September 09, 2021
Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Named Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State for 2021-2022 Virtual Season
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2021/07/01/composer-jerod-impichchaachaaha-tate-named-cultural-ambassador-for-the-u-s-department-of-state-for-2021-2022-virtual-season/
06:06
July 01, 2021
Composer Anna Clyne releases Mythologies
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/composer-anna-clyne-releases-mythologies/
12:37
June 09, 2021
Francisco de Peñalosa, Lamentationes, New York Polyphony, release September 2019
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/francisco-de-penalosa-lamentationes-new-york-polyphony-release-september-2019/
09:55
June 04, 2021
Advice to WA Mozart from his father (1778)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/advice-to-wa-mozart-from-his-father-1778/
01:23
June 01, 2021
Irish Christian Brothers Boys School, Oxford St. Belfast 1964-68
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/07/25/irish-christian-brothers-boys-school-oxford-st-belfast-1964-68/
33:26
May 31, 2021
Beethoven’s Letters: dedication of 3 piano sonatas to the Prince Elector of Cologne
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/beethovens-letters-dedication-of-3-piano-sonatas-to-the-prince-elector-of-cologne/
01:49
May 29, 2021
Do the ideas in André Pogoriloffsky’s The Music of the Temporalists have any practical application?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/do-the-ideas-in-andre-pogoriloffskys-the-music-of-the-temporalists-have-any-practical-application/
20:08
May 19, 2021
Clickcoach launches an online nonprofit artist support system for musicians and musical theater professionals
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/clickcoach-launches-an-online-nonprofit-artist-support-system-for-musicians-and-musical-theater-professionals/
06:26
May 17, 2021
CPE Bach’s alternative to Rameau’s theory of the Fundamental Bass
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/cpe-bach%e2%80%99s-alternative-to-rameau%e2%80%99s-theory-of-the-fundamental-bass/
04:55
May 13, 2021
The Will of William Byrd, modern English version
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/the-will-of-william-byrd-modern-english-version/
05:29
May 12, 2021
Review of: The Aesthetics of Music by Roger Scruton
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/review-of-the-aesthetics-of-music-by-roger-scruton/
03:57
May 12, 2021
Beethoven discusses the difficulties of arranging piano music for string quartet
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/beethoven-discusses-the-difficulties-of-arranging-piano-music-for-string-quartet/
01:09
May 11, 2021
The Crossing Awarded $360,000 Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/the-crossing-awarded-360000-grant-from-the-pew-center-for-arts-heritage/
11:01
May 10, 2021
The origins of polyphony: the fusibility theory
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/01/12/the-origins-of-polyphony-the-fusibility-theory/
01:56
May 08, 2021
Strawberry Hill House Gothic Film Season: Nosferatu
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/strawberry-hill-house-gothic-film-season-nosferatu/
03:57
May 07, 2021
FW Marpurg discusses emotions in music (1749)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/01/06/fw-marpurg-discusses-emotions-in-music-1749/
01:50
May 05, 2021
An explanation for the emergence of Jazz (1956)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/an-explanation-for-the-emergence-of-jazz-1956/
16:22
May 04, 2021
Edward Said on Daniel Barenboim (1998)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/edward-said-on-daniel-barenboim-1998/
02:18
May 04, 2021
Johann Walther’s foreword to the Wittemberg Songbook, 1537
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/johann-walthers-foreword-to-the-wittemberg-songbook-1537/
01:30
May 04, 2021
Purcell’s Bonduca, Musical Antiquarian Society edition 1842
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/purcells-bonduca-musical-antiquarian-society-edition-1842/
03:51
April 30, 2021
JJ Fux: the purpose and difficulties of a career in music
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/11/24/jj-fux-the-purpose-and-difficulties-of-a-career-in-music/
01:56
April 29, 2021
Dedication to Euridice by Ottavio Rinuccini (1600).
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/dedication-to-euridice-by-ottavio-rinuccini-1600/
02:45
April 29, 2021
Review of Lamentationes, New York Polyphony Releases, June 2019
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/review-of-lamentationes-new-york-polyphony-releases-june-2019/
03:38
April 09, 2021
Music in Plato’s Republic
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/music-in-platos-republic/
08:45
April 08, 2021
Brief on the Reform of the Chant by Pope Gregory XIII (1577)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/brief-on-the-reform-of-the-chant-by-pope-gregory-xiii-1577/
02:38
April 08, 2021
JP Rameau on the properties of harmonies, 1722
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/11/27/jp-rameau-of-the-properties-of-harmonies-1722/
03:00
April 08, 2021
The solo madrigal: extract from Le nuove musiche by Giulio Caccini (1602)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/the-solo-madrigal-extract-from-le-nuove-musiche-by-giulio-caccini-1602/
02:20
April 08, 2021
Dedication by Palestrina, Rome 1584
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/dedication-by-palestrina-rome-1584/
01:47
April 08, 2021
William Byrd’s Latin Church Music, Edmund H Fellowes, 1923
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/william-byrds-latin-church-music-edmund-h-fellowes-1923/
04:17
April 08, 2021
Charlie Mingus discusses his compositional methods in a note about Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956)
On the album sleeve of Pithecanthropus Erectus (The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop, 1956) Charlie Mingus discusses his methods of composition.  There are four pieces on the album: 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus, Charlie Mingus 2. A Foggy Day, George & Ira Gershwin 3. Profile of Jackie, Charlie Mingus 4.  Love Chant, Charlie Mingus
03:38
April 08, 2021
William Byrd’s reputation, Edmund H Fellowes, 1923
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://theoryofmusic.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/william-byrds-reputation-edmund-h-fellowes-1923/
05:08
April 08, 2021