Wagner & Brahms: A Re-examination
IN-PERSON EVENT. Please click above for important details. Co-sponsored by Arts Club of Washington DC. Saul Lilienstein will examine the relationship between these two great men who were so dramatically different in their artistic ideals and personal temperament.
Feb 10, 2022, 6:30 PM EST
Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
This event is co-sponsored with the Arts Club of Washington DC, and is free to its members and those of the Wagner Society. There is a $25.00 fee for non-members, who should register here. We will begin the evening at 6:30pm with a wine bar and light refreshments, followed by the lecture at 7:30pm.
Please plan to wear a mask, and bring a vaccination card and a photo ID. Attendence will be limited to 60 people.
Saul Lilienstein will examine the relationship between these two great men, who were so dramatically different in their artistic ideals and personal temperament. Their lives, their music, their passionate defenders and adversaries co-existed and contended in the public arena from the middle to the late 19th century. Brahms asserted the time-honored traditions of classical practice, while Wagner overthrew them with the zeal of a revolutionary. Despite this, a common ground between these two masters of German Romanticism exists, for they both drew upon the rich heritage of Bach and Beethoven. Maestro Lilienstein will use great music to illustrate all the rivalries, all the parallels and the connections between their divergent styles.
This event will be recorded and available on Zoom on February 17th; link to register for the Zoom event is here.
Reception with wine bar and refreshments
Saul Lilienstein lecture "Wagner & Brahms: A Re-examination"