by Ryan James Brandau

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610   
March 3, 2018

There are a number of composers whose works, in the context of the changes in musical style that happened around them (and because of them) might be deemed revolutionary.

Thus predicted the great Robert Schumann in 1853 about the then twenty-year-old Johannes Brahms.  Johannes had impressed Robert and his wife Clara with his piano compositions, and they anticipated how this talented young man might contribute to the great Beethovenian symphonic tradition of the nineteenth century.