Brahms Festival: Chamber concert

Brahms Festival: Chamber concert

Wednesday 26 September

Universitetsaulaen i Bergen

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Wednesday 26 September 19:30

Add to calendar 2018-09-26 19:30:00 2018-09-26 22:30:00 Europe/Oslo Brahms Festival: Chamber concert Universitetsaulaen i Bergen Our festival of the music of Johannes Brahms launches with a selection of the composer’s most intimate works in the hands of some exquisite performers. http://harmonien.no/english/concerts-and-tickets/2018/09/brahms-festival-chamber-concert/ See description Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester post@harmonien.no

Our festival of the music of Johannes Brahms launches with a selection of the composer’s most intimate works in the hands of some exquisite performers. 

At the concert’s heart is the set of Four Serious Songs Brahms wrote in the spring of 1896 as he prepared himself for the death of his muse, Clara Schumann. These are Brahms’s last and best works for voice and piano, full of warmth and touching resignation. They are a perfect fit for the vocal delicacy of baritone Roderick Williams and the sensitive hands of pianist Lars Vogt.

The first of Brahms’s violin sonatas reflects the tunefulness of the serious songs, but in a more blissful and confident mood. Christian Tetzlaff joins Vogt for this heart-warming sonata with its distinctive raindrop finale, and the pianist completes the programme with Brahms’s poetic Four Pieces for Piano.