Dr. Guadalupe Rivera jr. has selected Brahms Piano Concerto 1 in d minor and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5 for our November 17th concert. Dr. Joachim Reinhuber will join Symphony Viva on the piano for these exquisitely composed pieces.
Tchaikovsky of noble birth initially never liked Brahm's music. Here is a small excerpt from Tchaikovsky's diary, “It angers me that this conceited mediocrity is regarded as a genius,” Tchaikovsky continued in his diary. The quotes could fill a book. Some of his dislike seems to be envy of Brahms’ success. “Brahms is a celebrity; I’m a nobody. And yet, without false modesty, I tell you that I consider myself superior to Brahms. So what would I say to him: If I’m an honest and truthful person, then I would have to tell him this: ‘Herr Brahms! I consider you to be a very untalented person, full of pretensions but utterly devoid of creative inspiration. I rate you very poorly and indeed I simply look down upon you.’ “
As you can see there was no love lost between these two, Come and join us on November 17th at 5:00 PM at the Fellowship of San Antonio.
23755 Canyon Golf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78258