JTI Friday SeriesGunther Herbig
Mother Goose (Suite)Schumann
Schumann’s unflinching adoration for his pianist wife Clara is the spark behind his Piano Concerto, a love-letter in music that offers a touching insight into one of the most famously passionate romances of the nineteenth century. But Schumann also took the young Johannes Brahms very much to heart, who he said would ‘spring like Minerva from the head of Jove’ to take the compositional world by storm. He was only partly right; Brahms’s First Symphony (heard on 11 December 2009) took him a painstaking fourteen years to write. But his Second did indeed spring forth like Minerva, flowing as seamlessly as a stream, abounding in pure, exhilarating joy.We regret that Hélène Grimaud is indisposed.
FREE 5.30pm | Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall
A performance by The Band - young musicians from Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark who write and perform their own music.
To hear selected movements from this concert, select a track below to open the music file. (Windows Media Player required.) Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor - I. Allegro affettuosoSchumann: Piano Concerto in A minor II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso - III. Allegro vivaceBrahms: Symphony 2 - I. Allegro non troppoTICKETS: £9 - £55 BOOK NOW >You may also like: CONCERT: Brahms Violin Concerto
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