classical music

Dohnányi Conducts Brahms

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 11 years, Christoph von Dohnányi is now Honorary Conductor for Life.

He is one of the most distinguished and respected figures in classical music.

He opens this concert with Brahms's First Piano Concerto, musical drama on a symphonic scale.

The piece stems from a turning point in Brahms's life, the attempted suicide of his mentor Robert Schumann and his burgeoning love for Clara, Robert's wife.

Martin Helmchen follows in both Brahms' and Clara Schumann's footsteps as soloist, 'penetrating inside the music' says The Times, with 'nimble fingers, questing intelligence and a beating heart'.

Over twenty years later, a more serene Brahms (still a steadfast friend to Clara) composed his Third Symphony.

Woven through this graceful work is his musical motto, F – A flat – F, standing for 'frei aber froh': free but happy.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi conductor
Martin Helmchen piano

Repertoire

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
Interval
Brahms: Symphony No.3

Dates & times

27 Sep 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
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