classical music, opera, theatre

Brahms Night

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

one interval
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

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This concert by the MÁV Symphony Orchestra features three outstanding pieces from the oeuvre of the great German composer Johannes Brahms, who was born 191 years ago. The cheerful Academy Holiday Overture is a rare exception among the composer's largely somewhat gloomy works. His violin concerto is one of the most outstanding masterpieces of its type written for the instrument, while his Fourth Symphony worthily crowns his series of painstakingly composed efforts in that genre.

Johannes Brahms was an outstanding composer of the Romantic era. Although all of his works bear the mark of his unmistakable personality, their character varies from one to another. The programme for the MÁV Symphony Orchestra's concert illustrates this beautifully, with the Academic Festival Overture representing his relatively few cheerful pieces, the Violin Concerto permeated with deep respect for Beethoven, and his grand and final symphony serving as a summary of the other three. Kirill Troussov, the soloist for the Violin Concerto, was born in Saint Petersburg and now lives in Germany. He has performed alongside the MÁV Symphony Orchestra several times, invariably to great acclaim. Son of the legendary German conductor Kurt Sanderling, Thomas Sanderling was born in Novosibirsk in 1942. He moved to Germany at a young age and completed his conducting studies in Berlin. Serving as a leading conductor with various opera houses and orchestras in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands from the 1960s, he also began to return to Russia in the '90s, where he was later appointed music director in his native city. He recordings earned him the Cannes Classical Award in 1998, a Grammy nomination in 2010, and the ECHO Klassik award in 2017.

Presented by: MÁV Symphony Orchestra


  • Thomas Sanderling
  • violin
    Kirill Troussov

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