Brahms-Marathon

An entire Sunday with Brahms on 22 April

An entire day in the Konzerthaus with Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) – this solitary, highly self-critical composer, who was born in Hamburg and died in Vienna, had an extremely close friendship with Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara. Due to his four symphonies, he was widely celebrated as Beethoven’s successor. His “German Requiem” moved Clara and many others to tears and his “Hungarian Dances” became a world hit. Our sixth marathon will focus on the “Hungarian” Brahms and some of his finest works of chamber music.

Hungarian Brahms

Violin virtuosos and the cimbalom, a large box zither, are integral parts of traditional Hungarian music, which captured Johannes Brahms’ interest on a tour with violinist Eduard Reményi. Sarasate and Liszt had experienced a similar story. Iván Fischer and the Konzerthausorchester perform rousing pieces by the three composers – including, of course, the “Hungarian Dances” by Brahms and his wonderful first piano quartet with the Hungarian “Rondo alla Zingarese”.

First time Brahms

Johannes Brahms loved the wild and melancholy dances that were played on violin across Hungary in his day. Our principal conductor Iván Fischer himself comes from Hungary. Together with the Konzerthausorchester, he will allow you to experience what various composers have produced from this form of music. The Beethoven Hall will also be the setting for an “all-age musical playroom” with instruments that anyone can try out.

360° Brahms

Some of the Romantic period’s most beautiful works of chamber music were written by Johannes Brahms. Listen to his Piano Quartet No. 1, Clarinet Quintet or the Love Song Waltzes in a new and personal way when you sit between the performing musicians.

Participating artists include the GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Christian Tetzlaff, Kirill Gerstein, the Horenstein Ensemble and the Rundfunkchor Berlin.

Special 360° package offer: the four 360° concerts for 50 euros instead of 70. The package can be booked via the Ticket Hotline or at the box office.

Programmbroschüre

Das gesamte Programm zum Brahms-Marathon auf einen Blick

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