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Romantic Brahms

Romantic Brahms

Romantic Brahms

Romantic Brahms

Fri, May 19 - Sun, May 21, 2017
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

The Pittsburgh Symphony performs the Third Symphony, also known as Brahms's Eroica. It is filled with conflicts and warm resolutions, turbulence, gentle sentiment and a twilight serenity. Rising cellist Maximilian Hornung makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut performing Strauss’ famous tone poem, Don Quixote, which is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ timeless 17th-century novel of enchantments, battles, challenges and loves. In Strauss’ score, the knight himself, Don Quixote de la Mancha, comes to life in the solo cello. In the finale, the Don is ready for death and Strauss reflects the scene in six brief, gentle measures, which convey a mood touchingly similar to that of the final passages of the Brahms Third Symphony.


Christoph König, conductor
Maximilian Hornung, cello (debut)
Randolph Kelly, viola

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This concert is part of these series:

Friday Ovation
Friday Bravura 
Friday Premiere
Sunday Ovation
Sunday Bravura
Sunday Premiere


Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90 
Strauss: Don Quixote, Opus 35

Program Notes


Run Time: Concert will last approximately two hours.


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