Bernstein conducts Brahms: Double Concerto – with Kremer & Maisky
Brahms's Double Concerto with an all-star line-up: Leonard Bernstein conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker in this performance from 1982 with two soloists, Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky, then at the start of their international careers. Composed in 1887 after a request from cellist Robert Hausmann, the Double Concerto was conceived by Brahms in part as a gesture of reconciliation towards his old friend the violinist Joseph Joachim and is filled with allusions to music Brahms associated with Joachim. The reception of the work was initially cool, but today, thanks in large part to the help of such superb soloist pairings as here, it has become firmly established in the repertoire.
- Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Leonard Bernstein