Concertgebouworkest plays Brahms Symphony No. 4
Don't miss the chance to listen to the Concertgebouworkest performing the monumental Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms, conducted by Paavo Järvi.
The Essentials Series at the Concertgebouw
Three times a year, the Essentials Series focuses on an essential masterwork, a piece of music every music lover should know, performed by the Concertgebouworkest and introduced (in Dutch) by the lively presenter Thomas Vanderveken in his own unique way.
Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 is the essential masterpiece featured during the Essentials on November 9.
Essentials Series concert on November 9
Here's what you need to know:
- What: Concertgebouworkest Essentials: Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
- When: November 9, 2019 at 9pm
- Where: Concertgebouw Main Hall, Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam
- Tickets: From 24 euros (including drinks)
About Brahms’s Fourth Symphony
While all Brahms’s four symphonies can be described as masterpieces, the fourth is considered to be the high point of his œuvre and is like a microcosm, showcasing his mastery of the symphonic medium.
The first and last movements contain so many ideas that they could almost be characterised as free-standing symphonies in their own right. In the fourth, we hear several nods to Brahms’s great idol Beethoven, while the finale is an ode to Bach.
About the Concertgebouworkest
The Concertgebouworkest is one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded the orchestra's unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others.
While the exceptional acoustics of the Concertgebouw concert hall also play an important role in this respect, no other orchestra sounds quite like the Concertgebouworkest in the Main Hall.
- Paavo Järvi | Conductor
- Thomas Vanderveken | Host