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Great Romantics

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Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 19:30

Few piano works have an opening as iconic as Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The dramatic flair of the first movement begins the work with a display of incomparable virtuosity, an opportunity taken up by Italian soloist Federico Colli. Moving from lush sensitivity to frantic chromaticism, there is little the pianist is left challenged by in this monumental work.

Brahms’ last symphony is a stalwart of nineteenth-century symphonic repertoire. Its rich passages and themes are at their most affecting in the finale when the multiplying variations create a certain dark, intellectual impulse that is at its most exposed in the Symphony.

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