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The monumental melodies of Johannes Brahms

The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus receive an ovation following a performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem," October 2011
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The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus receive an ovation following a performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem," October 2011

This week, you'll hear the Kansas City Symphony, Symphony Chorus and violin superstar Joshua Bell perform the music of Johannes Brahms. As the featured soloist, Bell adds his own original cadenza to Brahms' one and only violin concerto. Plus, soprano Layla Claire and baritone Christopher Feigum join the Kansas City Symphony and Symphony Chorus for a performance Brahms' "German Requiem." Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore the composer's process for each work.

Hosts

Violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Kansas City Symphony, June 2012
Todd Rosenberg
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Todd Rosenberg Photography
Violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Kansas City Symphony, June 2012

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77
by Johannes Brahms
Joshua Bell, violin
Live performance, June 2012

A German Requiem, Op. 45
by Johannes Brahms
Layla Claire - soprano
Christopher Feigum - baritone
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy - director
Live performance, October 2011

Dan Margolies is a co-host, The Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC
Sam Wisman is a senior producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3