I used mostly my ears

a blog about music by Marc Haegeman


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Birmingham in Paris

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D minor, Op. 15
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (version of 1947)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Sergei Prokofieff: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64bis & ter (fragments)

Hélène Grimaud, piano
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons
Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 15-16 March 2014

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and their Music Director Andris Nelsons took up residence for a weekend at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Joined by pianist Hélène Grimaud and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, their two concerts focused on Johannes Brahms (his first Piano Concerto and his Violin Concerto) but also offered some magnificent 20th-century ballet music from Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofieff.
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