Musical Romanticism, explored by Pieter de Oude.
Today’s broadcast of Radio Romantica focuses on Johannes Brahms – and not for the first time. You could say that this programme maker is a quite a fan. The first piano concerto by the Romantic master is, of course, an absolute cracker. Since its premiere in 1858, when Brahms was 25 years old, the work has never left the concert stages. You will be treated to to a top-class performance by Polish pianist Kristian Zimerman, accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Simon Rattle. As an encore, you will hear two Hungarian dances by Brahms performed by the Latvian Skride sisters.
- Johannes Brahms – Piano concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
Kristian Zimerman, piano / Berliner Philharmoniker led by Simon Rattle
- Johannes Brahms – Hungarian dances no.1 and 2
Baiba Skride, violin / Lauma Skride, pianoProduced by: