First it was a work for two pianos, then a symphony, and finally the mighty piano concerto we hear today.
Brahms’ rich, lush Piano Concerto No.1 showcases his inventive brilliance – from its enormous opening through to its energetic finale, realised here with the pianistic verve and energy of Simon Trpčeski.
Brahms and Tchaikovsky are a powerful pairing as they share the same daring Romantic spirit. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 opens with an arresting motif from the horns – described by Tchaikovsky as his depiction of Fate. What follows is a vast and beautiful journey through movements that are, by turns, lyrical and light-hearted, leading to a famous and thrilling finale.
JESSICA WELLS Uplift*
50 Fanfares Commission
Piano Concerto No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4
*Jessica Wells' Uplift was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with new works funding provided by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW.