Sunday 13 Oct 2013, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Jac van Steen conductor

Christian Tetzlaff violin

Tanja Tetzlaff cello

Brahms St Anthony Variations (Variations on a theme of Haydn)

Brahms Double Concerto


Brahms Symphony No. 3

Please note: Andris Nelsons has had to withdraw from this concert due to a viral flu infection

Although a traditionalist at heart, Brahms is always full of surprises. A stand-alone set of variations for orchestra seems a perfectly innocent idea, yet it had hardly ever been done before. So too a symphony of swirling emotions in which every movement ends quietly (audiences at the time were taken completely unawares), and a Romantic concerto in which the two soloists have to share the limelight.

This concert is part of the Andris Nelsons: Brahms Cycle series