Asher Fisch conducts music by Brahms and Strauss's An Alpine Symphony in his SSO debut.
Asher Fisch, chief conductor of the WASO, is celebrated for his performances of Brahms and Richard Strauss, and in 2017 we bring him to Sydney to conduct An Alpine Symphony. This magnificent piece is a musical 'itinerary' for a day in the mountains: forest birds, a waterfall, the sun on the glaciers, and a thunderstorm that sends the climbers back down the slopes... The first half of the program is a Brahms-fest. If you love A German Requiem you'll enjoy Brahms's two equally moving choral-orchestral works – the Romantic struggle against fate and destiny never sounded so good. And Israeli-American Avner Dorman takes some of Brahms's late piano pieces as his starting point for After Brahms: 'it's like the ghost of the composer comes in and find his way into your music,' says Dorman.