Lars Vogt and Friends

Brahms Days Baden-Baden

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Two bright and easygoing works await us today. Brahms's music, particularly his late works, usually evoke the feeling of September. The Double Concerto is different: here a long-standing argument was portrayed in humorous minor-key music. Two friends – Johannes Brahms and the violinist and composer Joseph Joachim – avoided each other for years before finally making up. It is easy to hear Joachim himself in Brahms's violin part, and the composer growling in the cello (particularly in the last movement). Now we have to make the distinction: when do both soloists play the same melodies, and when do they argue with each other? Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto is also full of humor. Already in the piano’s first solo entrance, it is as if someone were to burst out laughing. This happiness will be entirely yours to enjoy: the very finest German soloists will be presenting these masterpieces to us.

Photo that shows Lars Vogt C Giorgia Bertazzi.


Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A major, op. 102

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73

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