When James Ehnes last performed with the Sydney Symphony, he received rave reviews.
Now he returns to bring us Beethoven’s monumental Violin Concerto – one of the greatest of the violin repertoire, and entirely mesmerising here thanks to Ehnes’ masterly interpretation.
With Simone Young conducting, we move on to Brahms’ First Symphony, a work inspired by the inescapable Beethoven. Written at the height of his powers, this is the music that not only cemented Brahms’ reputation as a worthy successor to Beethoven, but also as one of the greatest Romantic composers of all time.
ELLA MACENS Release*
50 Fanfares Commission
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No.1
*Ella Macens' Release was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, supported by Christine Bishop.
SIMONE YOUNG conductor
JAMES EHNES violin
James Ehnes’ performances with Sydney Symphony Orchestra have been generously supported in memory of Dr Charles Frater.