Brahms concertos (1)

Saturday 23 March - 20h30 - Monaco - Auditorium Rainier III

Mauricio Kagel / Tango Alemán
Marie Soubestre, soprano
Constance Ronzatti, violon
Jean-Etienne Sotty, accordéon
Maroussia Gentet, piano

Felix Mendelssohn / Athalie, op.74 (Ouverture)
Johannes Brahms / Concerto pour piano n°1 en ré mineur, op. 15
Felix Mendelssohn / Ruy Blas, op. 95 (Ouverture)
Johannes Brahms / Concerto pour piano n°2 en si bémol majeur, op.83
Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Michal Nesterowicz, direction
Philippe Bianconi, piano

There aren't many pianists who can play two Brahms concertos in one night. Aside from the skill it requires, the tour de force means staying true to the chamber music spirit that exudes from these two epic yet intimate pieces. Philippe Bianconi is a pianist-poet: he uses independence and liberty to carve out his path in the world of music with a focus on the pure beauty of sound and true personal and romantic heart. Few musicians try so hard to speak to the soul!


Pre-performance talk : "Brahms before his soloists" by David Christoffel, musicologist


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