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Thursday 20 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Saturday 22 July 2023 at 2pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Friday 21 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Robert Blackwood Hall

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Javier Perianes piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No.1
Dvořák Symphony No.6

About this performance

Join the MSO and revered Spanish pianist Javier Perianes under the baton of Jaime Martín for two works written by great composers inspired by their heroes.

  • Written in response to Robert Schumann’s attempted suicide (as he slowly fell in love at arm’s length with Schumann’s wife Clara while helping her to recover) Brahms’ deeply personal concerto takes inspiration from Bach and Beethoven before him, and its premiere cemented Brahms’s reputation henceforth as the great ‘Third B’ in music history.
  • Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony is heavily inspired by the music of Brahms and Wagner, along with his signature incorporation of elements from Bohemian folk music. Described as one of the most majestic in the symphonic literature, its grand, sweeping melodies take us on a journey ending in radiant, sunny high spirits.

Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval

Please note: Paul Grabowsky's new work will now be premiered on 18 November 2023 at Jaime Martín conducts Bruch and Dvořák.

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