1) J. Brahms, Intermezzo Op. 118, no. 2
Johannes Brahms was a German composer in the Romantic era. This piece is the second in a set of six which was dedicated to Clara Schumann, a musician and composer who he had a complicated relationship with.
- How would you describe the mood/feelings in this piece? Come up with at least 3 different words.
2) J. Brahms, Wiegenlied/Lullaby, Op. 49, no. 4
Many popular melodies we are familiar with have lived hundreds of years and are the creation of great composers. This piece needs no introduction - it may have even been one of the first melodies you have ever heard!
- How does this piece make you feel? What is it in the music that creates these feelings?