Elisabeth Leonskaja © Marco Borgreve
Concert

Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Brahms

The road to the symphony was long for Brahms. First he created serenades, then the first piano concerto, actually a symphony for piano and orchestra. In December 1856, he wrote to Clara Schumann: "I am now writing the first movement of the concerto in a clean form. I am also painting a gentle portrait of you, which will then become Adagio.
date
Thursday, 23. May 2019
time
19:30
location
Großes Festspielhaus
Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg
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Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Brahms

JOHANNES BRAHMS 
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, D minor, op.15

BÉLA BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
Elisabeth Leonskaja Piano

The road to symphony was long for Brahms. First he created serenades, then the first piano concerto, actually a symphony for piano and orchestra. In December 1856, he wrote to Clara Schumann: "I am now writing the first movement of the concerto in a clear and concise manner. I am also painting a gentle portrait of you, which will then become Adagio. Elemental orchestral power and dark minor moods characterize the work, which in the finale is brought to bright major happiness. Elisabeth Leonskaja, the great Russian-Austrian piano poetess, will interpret the piece. Brahms was Béla Bartók's first idol. The "Concerto for Orchestra" in 1943 reflects the emigrant fate of the Hungarian master, in Csárdás melancholy, but also with pointed satire and visionary hope. The Danish world-class maestro Thomas Dausgaard stands on the podium of the Scottish elite orchestra.   

Introductory lecture: 18.45, Fördererlounge
Single tickets: € 26 - € 89

Program booklet for download

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