Valery Gergiev and Mao Fujita

Music from Beethoven and Brahms with Münchner Philharmoniker

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According to the testimony of his friends, the second movement of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto portrays the conflict between the powers of the underworld and the singer Orpheus. And it is also Orpheus who strikes up a song with his lute during the very first bars: at least this would explain the piano concerto’s unusual beginning which, going completely against the conventions of his time, opens with the solo piano. Young Japanese pianist Mao Fujita, winner of last year's Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, will feature at the keyboard. The concert will be led by Valery Gergiev, chief conductor of the Münchner Philharmoniker and music director of the Tchaikovsky Competition, who never misses the opportunity to present its winners to the Baden-Baden audience each year.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No, 4 in G major, op. 58

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

The event will take place as announced - albeit due to the Corona distance regulations without a concert break and with a changed program.

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