Tessa Lark, violin
Jay Campbell, cello
Yury Favorin, piano
Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor
Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Brahms speaks to us in a timeless and universal language, delivered through compositions that balance the rigors of precise craft with the freedom of soaring emotions. His complete concertos provide a revealing view of this complete artist, beginning with the breakthrough First Piano Concerto inspired by his beloved Clara Schumann, and stretching to Brahms’ final orchestral score, the Double Concerto written for his longtime friend, violinist Joseph Joachim (who also inspired the luxurious Violin Concerto by Brahms). The understated and elegant virtuosity of Brahms himself shines through in the Second Piano Concerto, his own calling card at the keyboard. The power of Brahms resonates in every corner of the world, as demonstrated by this all-star lineup of international soloists representing Canada, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.