Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Brahms | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Brahms | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 19:30

Overlooking Lake Wörthersee in the small Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms set about creating a symphony that captured all he saw: a clear, light day; the infinite beauty of the sunset; the stillness of night; a peaceful awakening and gratitude for another day - the miracle of life. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a ribbon of mourning around their arm'. Such meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness created what many consider Brahms's finest symphony.

In contrast Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a rapturous and devious dance, played here by the supremely gifted Kirill Gerstein.

Overture from Le Corsaire
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Symphony No 2 in D
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton BN1 1UG
United Kingdom
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