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MID-LIFE

8th Philharmonic Concert with works by Johannes Brahms und Antonin Dvořák

Dirigent: Gerrit Prießnitz

Klavier: Jae Hong Park

Friday, 12/07/2024

08.00 PM

Concert

07.15 PM Introduction (in German)

Meistersingerhalle

Abo K, Abo S4

GerritPriessnitz credit VIKIVUCHEVA

Brahms took his time over his first piano concerto, and the period was overshadowed by his friend Robert Schumann’s attempt to commit suicide. The second movement is a “gentle portrayal” of Clara Schumann, while the first and final movements are a testimony to passionate despair – or desperate passion. Brahms helped Antonín Dvořák establish himself as a composer just as Schumann had supported Brahms before – and as with Schumann a close friendship grew up between the two. Dvořák learned how to deftly develop his 6th-Symphony themes from his mentor, whereas his cheerful, folksy airs were a direct legacy of his Bohemian homeland.

PROGRAMME:
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D major, op 60

Dates and cast

Cast on 12/07/2024

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