A new Brahms cycle conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner kicks off with the First Symphony and a number of choral works together with the Monteverdi Choir. Experience the true Brahms!
Under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Brahms is instilled with a new radiance and vitality.
Who was Johannes Brahms? In a new cycle of four concerts, the Concertgebouworkest, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, is investigating Brahms’s œuvre through the lens of the four symphonies performed over two seasons and accompanied by other works by the composer.
Autumnal lyricism, restrained passion and comforting beauty… Everything sings in Brahms’s Symphony No. 1. Underscoring this are several beautiful choral works by Brahms performed before the interval. Sir John Eliot Gardiner is even bringing along his very own Monteverdi Choir. In the choral works, in which Brahms ponders the most basic questions life poses, it is as if we sometimes catch a glimpse of the true Brahms. You certainly won’t want to miss this!
Sir John Eliot Gardiner is known for giving music an unprecedented new brilliance and vitality. Initially focusing on early music, the British conductor has in recent years been concentrating on the romantic period.