classical music

Brahms and the Schumanns

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Meet a quintessentially Romantic trio, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Husband and wife, mentor and protégé, admirer and lifelong friend – no three composers were closer than these three.

British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and American conductor James Gaffigan make their Philharmonia debuts with an exploration of their music.

13-year-old Clara Wieck was already an outstanding concert pianist when she began her Piano Concerto.

The second movement, a yearning romance for solo piano and cello, shares its title with Isata Kanneh-Mason's chart-topping album of Clara's music.

Clara's husband, Robert Schumann, no doubt identified with Manfred, the tormented hero of Byron's poem, who chooses death over submission.

He described the Overture to his Byron setting as 'one of my most powerful children'.

Brahms' First Symphony, many years in the making, is a magnificent tribute to Beethoven. The stirring horn theme and triumphant ending of the final movement are among the high points of 19th-century orchestral music.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
James Gaffigan conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Repertoire

Schumann: Overture, Manfred
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Brahms: Symphony No.1

Dates & times

25 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount

Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30%discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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