Thursday 20th September 2018 - Wednesday 26th September 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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20 September 2018 - 7.30pm
23 September 2018 - 7.30pm
26 September 2018 - 2.15pm
Running time approximately 120 minutes
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2
Dvorák - Symphony No.7
Simon Trpceski, piano
Simon Trpceski returns to our Opus One Series with Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto, one of the greatest of all piano concertos. The work has both heroic bravura and the intimacy of chamber music; its slow movement is a tender musical love letter, its finale a joyous celebration of song and dance. Dvorák’s highly dramatic, and at times tempestuous, Seventh Symphony owes a stylistic debt to his great friend Brahms, yet it is also a distinctly Czech symphony. As Dvorák said during its composition, ‘what is in my mind is Love, God and my country.’ Karl-Heinz Steffens will draw out all its dark-hued grandeur and passion.
BBC Radio 3 broadcast
The 20 September evening performance will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 21 September.
(Image credits: Stefan Wildhirt; kulturop / Lube Saveski)
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