Barry Wordsworth conductor
Alexandra Dariescu piano
Schumann Overture: Genoveva
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor Op.23
Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major Op.90
Our opening concert of the season under the baton of Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth features two great romantic pieces from the 19th century. Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (composed between November 1874 and February 1875) is arguably one of the most popular piano concertos ever written. Our soloist, making her Brighton debut, is the exciting young Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, recently named as one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career (International Piano Magazine).
Brahms's intensely lyrical Symphony No.3 was written in the summer of 1883 and after a hugely successful first performance it quickly gained a reputation as one of Brahms's most artistically perfect pieces.
Schumann’s overture from his only opera Genoveva opens the concert, inspired by a medieval German legend and heavily influenced by Wagner.
Before this concert, there will be an interview featuring Louise Schweitzer in conversation with pianist Alexandra Dariescu in the Brighton Musuem Education Pavilion. Click here to find out more.