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Klassik am Odeonsplatz

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

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15

“The present concert was another one of those occasions in which a new composition was borne to the grave – the concerto by Mr. Johannes Brahms.” This was the opening statement in a review of a performance of Brahms´s First Piano Concerto in the...

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Modest Mussorgsky

Already fascinated by music as a young officer, Mussorgsky first studied piano. Inspired by his acquaintance with Balakirev, a composer who was proclaiming a new kind of Russian music, Mussorgsky felt called upon as a composer to seek an innovative,...  more

"Pictures at an Exhibition" (Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)

Originally composed for piano solo, the cycle Pictures at an Exhibition ranks today as one of the best-loved works in the concert hall – not least because of the brilliant orchestration by Maurice Ravel. With a sure sensitivity for the wealth of...

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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

Yuja Wang, piano

A pianist who radiates palpable magnetism and a distinctly contemporary sensibility, Yuja Wang is an astounding artist whose awe-inspiring technique is matched only by her eloquence as a musician. Since her breakthrough debut with the Boston Symphony...  more