Thursday 27 September 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie II | Klassikerne torsdag
Brahms Festival: Gardner and Tetzlaff
Thursday 27 September
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18:45: Introduction by Alf van der Hagen
For the first orchestral concert in our festival of music by Johannes Brahms, Edward Gardner launches a cycle of the composer’s four symphonies starting at the beginning.
It took Brahms fourteen years to write his First Symphony, but it was worth the wait. The piece launches with an imposing orchestral edifice of climbing strings, plunging winds and pounding drums. What follows is a work of gripping turbulence, but also one of deep conviction and exuberant joy.
Before it, Edward Gardner takes the orchestra through Brahms’s hearty Hungarian Dances and the tender song of his Violin Concerto. When this concert’s soloist Christian Tetzlaff recorded the concerto, one critic described the results as ‘genuine, communicative and powerfully emotive’. The first orchestral concert in our Brahms festival promises music of passion and power.