Schubert’s Unfinished is a masterful piece of writing, the two movements so perfectly balanced it’s difficult to imagine how he could have created two more.
Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto has been described as a ‘concerto for poets’ and is a ground-breaking work by the legendary icon of the piano.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the first giant of the genre and it is only fitting that it forms part of a Season devoted to the Great Concertos.
This lunchtime concert is all about music for the soul – one of the finest opera overtures, a short symphony by Schumann and Brahms’ variations on the St Anthony Chorale.
Brahms' First Symphony is a masterwork of blazing intensity, while Barry Douglas completes his cycle of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos by performing the Allegro de concert, now better known as Piano Concerto No.3.
Two uplifting pieces to soothe the soul! Beethoven's delightful Pastoral Symphony is paired with Brahms' sweet, songful Violin Concerto, performed by Alina Ibragimova.
Music inspired by his homeland peppers this selection by conductor Gergely Madaras. Brahms wrote 21 dance tunes on Hungarian themes, and with Les préludes, Franz Liszt composed one of the best symphonic poems.