Symphony No 1 / Double Concerto
Federation Concert Hall
Eivind Aadland conductor
Tasmin Little violin
Umberto Clerici cello
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello
BRAHMS Symphony No 1
Brahms laboured for years on his First Symphony. When it arrived it was given a hero’s welcome. Hailed as ‘Beethoven’s Tenth’, Brahms’ First charged into concert halls everywhere, impressing audiences with its magnificence, allure and joyousness. The consensus was that Brahms had come of age and produced a monument for the ages.
From the autumn of Brahms’ life comes the Concerto for Violin and Cello. Written with deepest affection for the two soloists who premièred it – including violinist Joseph Joachim – the Double Concerto is performed in this concert by the dream team of Tasmin Little and Umberto Clerici.
"Two great works side by side – Brahms’ magnificent Symphony No 1 and the Concerto for Violin and Cello."