Norbert Brainin: An Immortal Teacher
November 6, 2011 • 7:02PM

On September 20-22, 1995, the Schiller Institute sponsored a series of seminars featuring Lyndon LaRouche's late close friend and collaborator Norbert Brainin, at the Dolná Krupá castle in Slovakia.

With the help of two young string quartets, the Moyzes Quartet from Bratislava and the Auer Quartet from Budapest, Brainin demonstrated the principles of Motivführung (motivic thorough-composition). As he explained in his opening remarks, this principle of Motivführung is "close to my heart; I've carried it around with me for a long time, and it never really resonated with anyone else; and the only person who immediately understood it, was Lyndon LaRouche."

In 1995 the Schiller Institute released video recordings of the entire event in a series of five videotapes. In 2010 John Sigerson, chair of the Schiller Institute in the U.S. re-released these videos, with English subtitles on the Schiller Institute website.

These videos are now re-released to an even broader audience on, in hopes that Mr. Brainin’s inspiring and passionate message shall reach the hearts and minds of those younger citizens of the world today who find themselves in a desperate crisis. For, as Lyndon LaRouche has said: “Classical music is the language of the human mind through which creativity speaks; physical-mathematical illustrations are a derivative of that power.”

The sessions contain some of the most advanced pedagogical demonstrations of the Beethoven's "Late String Quartets." In this dire time of crisis, and in the midst of the threat of war, LaRouchePAC-TV is re-releasing these videos here, to reach a wider audience and to bring Beethoven and Brainin's voices to the table for the discussion.

This video here is only a shortened montage from the seminar, for the full videos please visit: