This article is over 7 years old

Music in the Making

December 28th, 2014: End The Year With The Three B’s

End 2014 with a BBBang! Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven, that is.


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

A  bust of Beethoven by Hugo Hagen, based on the composer's life mask.
A bust of Beethoven by Hugo Hagen, based on the composer’s life mask. Public domain.

It’s another wildly entertaining hour of performances from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. This week, we leave 2014 on a high note with music composed by the “Three B’s” of the classical music world:

Music in this episode:

  • Johannes Brahms: “Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn”

Recorded at the Moores Opera House on June 14, 2008
Performance by the Texas Music Festival Orchestra (Klauspeter Seibel conducting)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: “Sheep May Safely Graze” (arranged by Mary Howe)

Recorded at the Moores Opera House on February 12, 2006
Performed by pianists Nancy Weems and Liang Yun-You

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 – IV 

Recorded at Stude Concert Hall on April 23, 2010
Performed by the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Rice Chorale and the combined choruses of the Moores School of Music. Soloists are Annamarie Zmolek, soprano; Sischel Claverie, mezzo-soprano; Brenton Ryan, tenor; and Marcus DeLoach, bass. (Larry Rachleff conducting.)

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

More Information