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Live on takt1: Bronfman & the Vienna Symphony

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13 OCT 2019 ON TAKT1: From joyful exuberance to melancholy earnestness: Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and Stravinsky’s “Sacre” live from the Vienna Konzerthaus.

  • Yefim Bronfman | Copyright: © Yefim Bronfman

    Yefim Bronfman © Yefim Bronfman

  • Wiener Symphoniker | Copyright: © Lukas Beck

    Wiener Symphoniker © Lukas Beck

From joyful exuberance to melancholy earnestness: you can tell from the opening movement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 that it was originally planned as a mighty symphony. Pious in the second movement and triumphant in the third, it takes a powerful yet sensitive pianist like Bronfman to draw out all of the concerto’s nuances. The Vienna Symphony then continue with Stravinsky’s “Sacre”, the most scandalous work in the history of music. Yet there is more to this ballet than archaic brutality, as Philippe Jordan and the musicians are sure to make clear. A decidedly “muscular” programme of works.

English title Brahms & Stravinsky
Recording location Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
Recording date 13 October 2019
Producer Simeon Klein
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Georg Burdicek
English title of music work Piano Concerto No. 1
Composer Johannes Brahms
English title of music work The Rite of Spring
Original series title Le Sacre du Printemps
Composer Igor Strawinsky
Orchestra / Band Wiener Symphoniker
Soloist Yefim Bronfman
Conductor Philippe Jordan

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