Last autumn Helene Grimaud released a fine recording of Brahms’ piano concertos under the baton of Andris Nelsons: to hear them perform the second concerto live with the Philharmonia Orchestra was to realise anew what a superb symbiosis they can achieve.
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Monday 29 May 2006
Wednesday 15 March 2006
Tuesday 06 September 2005
Wednesday 03 August 2005
Wednesday 09 February 2005
Thursday 13 January 2005
A rare outing for the piano that had once belonged to Clara Schumann was one of the star attractions of an engaging four-day celebration of the husband-and-wife-and-Brahms trio of composers at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester.
Tuesday 28 September 2004
Friday 20 August 2004
This concert began with the Philharmonia Orchestra, in its single Prom this season, on good form in Brahms's Third Symphony.
Wednesday 30 June 2004
When the Philharmonia landed Sir Charles Mackerras as their principal guest, they made a better catch than most British orchestras have for their chief conductors. His vigour, clarity and sweep, underpinned by enthusiastic and profound knowledge, are legendary, and they have got better with age.
Monday 21 June 2004
Wednesday 09 June 2004
Shock and awehave infiltrated US musical life, if a pair of concerts given by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Barbican under their newish music director, Christoph Eschenbach, is anything to go by.
Thursday 25 March 2004
Thursday 18 December 2003
Monday 03 November 2003
Wednesday 30 July 2003
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