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Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances, Sz 68
Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 31 in D major, “with the horn signal”
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15
When Johannes Brahms completed his Piano Concerto No. 1, he had just gone through a phase of intensive studies of Haydn’s work. He could have learnt how to enthral an audience from Haydn’s youthful symphony in D major “with the horn signal”; however, when he presented his Piano Concerto in D minor in Leipzig in 1859, it was the biggest failure of his life. Today, this catastrophe has long faded: Heinrich Schiff, along with Bernd Glemser, indulges in Brahms – but just to be on the safe side, he starts off with Haydn.
Pre-concert talk at the Stefaniensaal at 7.15 pm.