Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D
Interval
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.2

Andris Nelsons' Brahms series finds Brahms at his most radiantly inspired and upbeat this evening.

The ebullient 'Academic Festival Overture' raises the curtain on one of the great violin concertos, which soars aloft with ecstatic brilliance.

When working on his sublime Second Symphony, Brahms wrote contentedly to a friend, 'The melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to tread on them.'

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin