2021 Festival

Concert Program V

Concert Program V juxtaposes music by two of Romanticism’s signature voices, one an important mentor to the other. It was Johannes Brahms who helped to launch Antonín Dvořák’s career in 1877: Brahms, at that time Western music’s most celebrated composer, discovered the young Dvořák’s music while serving on the panel for a state prize. Thanks to Brahms’s endorsement, Dvořák signed a publishing contract and quickly produced a series of works that fueled his rise to international stardom; one of these early successes was the String Sextet in A major, op. 48.

All concert programs are performed at 4:00 p.m. in the Spieker Center for the Arts, Menlo School, and at 6:00 p.m. outdoors in the Middle School Courtyard of Menlo School. You can also watch via livestream – log in to your account on Music@Menlo’s website to watch here.


Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Liebeslieder Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands, op. 52a (1874)
Antonín Dvořák(1841–1904)
String Sextet in A major, op. 48, B. 80 (1878)