Symphony No 1 / Double Concerto

29 February
Federation Concert Hall
Hobart

ARTISTS

Eivind Aadland conductor

Tasmin Little violin

Umberto Clerici cello

PROGRAM

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello

BRAHMS Symphony No 1

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THE PERFORMANCE

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.

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"Two great works side by side – Brahms’ magnificent Symphony No 1 and the Concerto for Violin and Cello."

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