2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Fine Arts

The Life of Richard Mühlfeld and His Impact on Johannes Brahms
Angela M. Welker
Dr. Jesse D. Krebs, Faculty Mentor

Richard Mühlfeld (1856-1907) was a Romantic clarinet virtuoso who greatly influenced Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Brahms first heard Mühlfeld perform in Meiningen in 1891. Brahms was so inspired by Mühlfeld’s playing that he came out of retirement to compose pieces for the clarinet, including a trio, a quintet, and two clarinet sonatas, which were premiered by Mühlfeld. I plan to discuss Mühlfeld’s life and collaborations with Brahms, and I will perform excerpts from Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas.

Keywords: Richard Mühlfeld, Johannes Brahms, Clarinet

Topic(s):Music

Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 52-3
Location: OP 1393 (Performance Hall)
Time: 3:15 pm

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