Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Chailly / Brahms Cycle

Barbican International Associate Residency

29 October 2013 / 19:30


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Brahms Symphony No 3
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

The concert finishes at approximately 10pm

Long before he got into his symphonic stride, Brahms attempted to confront his Beethoven-shaped demons through the medium of the piano concerto – the first of which he conceived as the most monumental, original and hard-hitting orchestral achievement since Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It took Brahms a long time to get his concerto just right, but when he did, he delivered a piece of staggering emotional breadth and new-found virtuosity that still thrills and surprises a century and a half later – the perfect foil to the impulsive flow, profound darkness and compelling depth of his heart-on-sleeve Third Symphony.

Listen to Riccardo Chailly discuss the music of Brahms here.

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

Produced by the Barbican


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