Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

1, 2 November 2018

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Brahms 2

Bronfman plays Beethoven

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November 2018 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
November 2018 Friday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2
Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

With concerts of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms's Symphony No. 2, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is highlighting its most important function since its founding, namely to perform the best works from the Classical and Romantic periods. The orchestra joins forces here with star pianist Yefim Bronfman, the Russian-Israeli-American master who is known as a heavyweight, excelling in tumultuous works. Remarkably enough, Bronfman now turns to the subtlest and most tender of piano concertos that Beethoven composed.

Brahms's Second Symphony

Johannes Brahms began to compose symphonies relatively late in his career. His respect for Beethoven was so great that, for a very long time, he could not even bring himself to try. He would ultimately write four symphonies, each with its own individual character. That of the Second is often compared to Beethoven's 'Pastoral': a walk on a summer's day portrayed in orchestral music. In keeping with his own character, Brahms himself said the work was 'unbearably melancholy'. You be the judge!

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