Brahms with Emanuel Ax
Fri 6 Dec 201920:15De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
Sat 7 Dec 201920:15The Concertgebouw, AmsterdamGrote Zaal
Sun 8 Dec 201914:15De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
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conductor Lahav Shani | piano Emanuel Ax
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 | Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
A warm bath for the listener, a tour de force for the soloist: Brahms’s First Piano Concerto is a work of extremes. ‘Some passages are almost unplayable,’ admits Emanuel Ax. ‘But therein lies its charm.’ Ax is unequalled in this music, which shifts between tempestuousness and tranquillity – qualities that links Brahms’s early work to Bartok’s late masterpiece: Concerto for Orchestra