Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano
One of the world’s best pianists plays some of world’s best piano music.
Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.
When we play music from any era, we want to find instruments that replicate as closely as possible what musicians of the day would have used.
There’s no difference when it comes to the piano. For next week’s performances of Brahms Piano Concertos, our Principal Artist Sir András Schiff has picked a very special instrument dating back to 1867. It has some characteristics of the modern piano’s predecessor, the fortepiano.Read More