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Details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Johannes BrahmsPiano Concerto no.2 in B flat major, Op.83
Franz SchubertSymphony no.8 in B minor 'Unfinished', D.759
Richard StraussDon Juan, Op.20

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

A tour de force of Romantic orchestra classics from Brahms, Schubert and R Strauss.

For some, Brahms's Second Piano Concerto is his ultimate musical summation of human civilisation.

His First Concerto had spoken of the love and yearning of a young man, but when he came to write his second 22 years later, Brahms was a changed being. Gone was any sense of confident swagger - the sort that propels Strauss's Don Juan forward. In its place was a feeling of pregnant expectation more akin to that which opens Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

Lars Vogt joins Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin for a performance of Brahms's strangely intimate yet wholly magisterial concerto.

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