Brahms concertos (2)

Sunday 07 April - 18h00 - Monaco - Auditorium Rainier III

Mauricio Kagel / Recitatievarie, pour clavecin chantant
Matthias Geuting, clavecin chantant

Johannes Brahms / Concerto pour violon et violoncelle en la mineur, op.102 "Double concerto"
Johannes Brahms / Symphonie n°3 en fa majeur, op.90
Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Kazuki Yamada, direction
Jean-Guihen Queyras, violoncelle
Daishin Kashimoto, violon

As we explore concertos by Brahms we should linger over the unique case of the Double concerto for violin and cello. This incredible piece sees two soloists join forces and dialogue with each other before putting all their energy into battling the power of the orchestra. Brahms never really tries to confront them in this alchemy; it's more a quest for an ideal in orchestral chamber music whereby the musicians can just enjoy playing together. In the end, this sought-after complicity is what oozes from the orchestral scores, especially the Third Symphony which is the most personal of the four symphonies.


Pre-performance talk : "Kagel or the playing down of music" by Omer Corlaix, editor and David Christoffel, musicologist


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