Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Chailly / Brahms Cycle

Barbican International Associate Residency

23 October 2013 / 19:30


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Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major
Brahms Symphony No 2

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly
Arcadi Volodos piano

Pre-concert performance
Milton Court Concert Hall, 6pm
Brahms String Quartet No 1
Gewandhaus Quartet

Overlooking the still, glistening lake at Wörthersee, Johannes Brahms set about creating a symphony that captured all he saw: a clear, light day; the infinite beauty of the sunset; the stillness of night; a peaceful awakening. Brahms captured that glowing, spacious joy in his second piano concerto, too, written after a reviving holiday in Italy which represented the most contented period in his life. Did those sentiments shape the calm, joyous opening gesture from Brahms’s horn, and the ensuing music that radiates warmth, love and longing? The Leipzig Gewandhaus continues its Brahms journey at the Barbican with works of rapture and stillness.

The concert finishes at approximately 10pm

Listen to Riccardo Chailly discuss the music of Brahms here.

RSVP on facebook here.

This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Barbican Presents 2013–2014

Produced by the Barbican


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