On Dec. 12, 1891, painter Adolf Menzel was in the audience for the premiere of Johannes Brahms’s clarinet trio. He was so moved that he drew a sketch of the clarinetist Richard Muehlfeld as a Greek god, telling Brahms, “We often think of you here, and often enough, comparing notes, we confess our suspicions that […]
Listen / ALIAS Chamber Ensemble’s winter concert features local composers in premieres of large chamber works. Four of the eight in the program brought a reduced preview to Studio C.
The broad strokes of Etty Hillesum’s life before World War II were not particularly remarkable. Her father was a Dutch school master, and her mother was one of many Russian Jews who fled the pogroms of their homeland to make a new life Western Europe. Hillesum herself wasn’t a particularly good student, although she was […]