Andris Nelsons conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Tonight’s programme finds Brahms at his most radiantly inspired and upbeat. The ebullient Academic Festival Overture raises the curtain on one of the great violin concertos, which soars aloft with ecstatic brilliance. When working on his sublime Second Symphony, Brahms wrote contentedly to a friend: "The melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to tread on them".
This concert is part of the Andris Nelsons: Brahms Cycle
The Andris Nelsons: Brahms Cycle is supported by The Meyer Foundation
- South Wales Argus (24 February 2014)