Wednesday, 24_01_2018 8 p.m. | Concertgebouw Amsterdam | Tour 24-01-18
Friday, 26_01_2018 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 2. Abo g4 | EV 26-01-18
Saturday, 27_01_2018 8 p.m. | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg | Tour 27-01-18

Johannes Brahms

"New Trails“ was the title of an enthusiastic article in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik“ in which Robert Schumann introduced Johannes Brahms (born on May 7th 1833 in Hamburg) to the musical world. Praised as an innovator by Schumann, Brahms was...  more

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90

Johannes Brahms’ Third Symphony, written in 1883, found a great admirer in Antonín Dvorák: "There is a mood in it that one doesn’t often find in Brahms! What magnificent melodies can be discovered there! It is imbued with love, and it truly opens...

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Intermission

Richard Strauss

The composer Richard Strauss, born on June 11th 1864 in Munich, was one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. While his early works were couched in traditional classic forms and genres, in...  more

"Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero´s Life), Opus 40

"I don’t see why I shouldn’t make a symphony about myself. I find myself every bit as interesting as Napoleon or Alexander,” Strauss once confessed to the French poet Romain Rolland. And indeed this "tone poem for large orchestra” Ein Heldenleben...

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Valery Gergiev, conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more