Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102, ‘Double Concerto’
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin
Mats Lidström cello
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Two decades in the making, the first of Johannes Brahms’s symphonies is a powerful drama of heroism and defiance whose journey to victory over torment contains as much intimacy as grandeur.
This is a symphonic struggle on Brahms’s own lyrical, melancholy-tinged terms with hints of the delicate nobility that would characterise the composer’s double concerto for violin and cello written nearly a decade later.
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s own Associate Concertmaster and Solo Cello are soloists in this celebration of Brahms’s magisterial craft.
Duration: 120 minutes