The week in classical: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes; Live from London: Spring – review

Brahms was unlucky in love but poured his feelings into vocal music of fearsome range, writing more than 200 songs as well as that masterly depiction of a wounded heart, the Alto Rhapsody. The Liebeslieder Waltzes (1868), Op 52 and Op 65, are a different matter. Cheerful, short, full of wit, anger, …

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