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The Philharmonia Orchestra: Brahms & Beethoven with Isabelle Faust

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Experience the enchanting melodies of classical music by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven in the highly‐anticipated concert at London's prestigious Southbank Centre. Renowned soloist Isabelle Faust describes Beethoven's Violin Concerto as a masterpiece of the violin repertoire, setting the stage for a captivating evening of music.

Faust and conductor Philippe Herreweghe, known for their insightful interpretations, invite the audience to delve into the historical context of each piece. From the compelling timpani strokes that open the concert to the vibrant finale, their dedication brings out the brilliance of Beethoven's work in a subtle and genuine manner.

Brahms's Fourth Symphony showcases the composer's exceptional talent and emotional depth. Though Brahms referred to it as his "sad symphony," the composition reveals a wide emotional spectrum and intricate structural complexity. As critic Eduard Hanslick aptly put it, the symphony is like a dark well that reflects the stars more brightly the longer one gazes into it.

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