The musical remix is a time-honored tradition, from Beethoven rearranging his own pieces to Bob Dylan reworking classic folk songs to Kanye West turning soul music into something else entirely. Classical music offers especially fertile ground for new arrangements, with timeless melodies that ring true no matter how many (or how few) instruments are playing them. And perhaps no other composer sounds so good in so many different ways as Brahms, who you'll hear for the first time all over again when Chamber Music Northwest reworks five of his pieces in Reed College's Kaul Auditorium. For Brahms Revisited, two works will be simplified beautifully, while three others written especially for the piano will grow larger with clarinet and string trio.
The program includes:
- Brahms’ Intermezzo in E-flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1 (Arr. Simon Aldrich)
- Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 (Arr. Aldrich)
- Brahms’ Intermezzo in B Minor, Op. 119, No. 1 (Arr. Aldrich)
- Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 (Arr. Composer)
- Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 (Reconstruction for Nonet) (Arr. Alan Boustead)