London Philharmonic Orchestra: Brahms's Second

Congress Theatre
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Brahms's Second


Weber Overture, Der Freischütz

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Brahms Symphony No. 2


Charlotte Politi* conductor

Samson Tsoy piano

*Inaugural participant in the LPO Conducting Fellowship programme. The LPO Conducting Fellowship programme is generously supported by Patricia Haitink with additional support from Gini and Richard Gabbertas.

Even geniuses need a holiday, and when Brahms spent a summer in the Austrian Alps, the music just poured out of him. His Second Symphony is one of those pieces that seems to glow with summer sunshine: music of soaring melodies and majestic vistas. It’s a lovely contrast to Beethoven’s stormiest piano concerto played by the ‘fearless’ (The New Statesman) Samson Tsoy, and this afternoon the drama starts from the very first note – as BBC Music Magazine Rising Star Charlotte Politi ventures into the haunted forests of Weber’s Der Freischütz.

Be warned – it gets spooky!

Artists – Review Quotes

‘‘Watching Tsoy play was like watching a fearless Formula One driver taking a car round chicane after chicane.’ – The New Statesman

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