Gardiner conducts Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 1
John Eliot Gardiner's Brahms cycle with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra sets out to contextualize the composer's symphonies by performing them alongside other key works in his output. Filmed in May 2022, this second concert in the series sees the British conductor pair the sunny Second Symphony in D major with the turbulent First Piano Concerto in D minor in performances also informed by his decades-long work as a pioneer of the period-performance movement. He and the orchestra are joined in the concerto, one of the most technically challenging in the repertoire, by multi-award-winning pianist Stephen Hough.
- Stephen Hough (Piano)
- Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- John Eliot Gardiner