BRAHMS’ DOUBLE CONCERTO
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin
Luigi Piovano, cello
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: “Overture” (approx. 4 min.)
Brahms, Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, op. 102 (approx. 32 min.)
The Double Concerto for Violin and Cello was Brahms’ last symphonic composition. The virtuoso appeal and lyricism of this mature work are complemented by folk elements – notably the influence of Gypsy music – so dear to this towering Romantic composer.