MY FAVORITE BRAHMS!!!
…well, at least it used to be? Now I dunno. But I do love me some Brahms. And, it was premiered on my birthday (I was actually born on it’s centennial), so what’s not to like??
Oh! Also, Martin Helmchen (also born in 1982) will be playing Mozart 20, K. 466. I’m afraid I’ve never heard of him, but I’m looking forward to hearing him play, as he has the stripes of a proper virtuoso.
Cultivating a dialogue between two musical masterminds, maestro Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra explore Brahms’s impassioned Third Symphony, while esteemed Mozart interpreter Martin Helmchen brings his “sterling technique” (Chicago Classical Review) to the most Romantic of Mozart’s piano concertos. His Concerto in D minor will feature rarely performed cadenzas by Clara Schumann, Brahms’s close confidante, muse, and collaborator.
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Brahms: Symphony No. 3