Concert for you:
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
This orchestra is one of the finest in the country. It is led by Riccardo Muti, its current music director, who is an elegant and exacting master of any music or opera that he directs.
• Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor
• Yefim Bronfman, Piano.
• BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
• SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
Jan. 31, 2015 at 8 PM
For tickets, click HERE.
Brahms’ wonderful Piano Concerto No. 2 is a work of extraordinary beauty that challenges the soloist’s technique and musical maturity.
The lyrical horn call that opens the work ushers in this concerto, followed not by the expected slow movement, but by a powerful, rhythmical scherzo. The ensuing lovely Andante features a singing cello solo, in a beautiful duet with the piano, and a joyous finale rounds out this exciting work.
Let me illustrate with a video of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, with Yefim Bronfman and Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker:
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