Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Andris Nelsons conductor
Hélène Grimaud piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 (Winter Dreams) 43'
Brahms: Piano Concerto 1 in D minor 42'
Please note that, due to recent changes in Hélène Grimaud’s recording schedule around this time for Deutsche Grammophon, she will now perform Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 rather than Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2.
Johannes Brahms wasn’t all lullabies. His First Piano Concerto is Brahms without the beard: grand, stormy and driven by an almost volcanic passion, it’s the work of a hot-blooded young genius on a mission to change the world. Music just doesn’t get any more romantic - a thrilling challenge for the incomparable Hélène Grimaud. Andris Nelsons sets the mood with Tchaikovsky’s delightful Winter Dreams; if you’ve heard his stunning recordings of later Tchaikovsky symphonies with the CBSO, you won’t want to miss this one.
£10, £14.50, £19.50, £24, £27.50, £31, £37
If you like this concert, you might also like:
A First for Brahms, Thursday 2 & Saturday 4 February
CBSO Youth Orchestra, Sunday 19 February
Tristan and Isolde, Saturday 3 March