The Music Plays On — Brahms Piano Concerto №2

Johannes Brahms at the piano — Willy von Beckerath

There is a short list of concertos that are more like symphonies, and three of these concertos are composed by Johannes Brahms. I would argue further that perhaps the most symphony-like concerto ever written is Brahms’ Piano Concerto №2.

Brahms began composing this concerto in 1878, finishing it three later and was dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. Stumbling upon the overlooked…

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Donato Cabrera

Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic