What’s Interesting About This Concert
- Tortured by comparisons to Beethoven, it took Brahms 21 years to finish writing his first symphony. Some critics hailed the piece as “Beethoven’s Tenth” in recognition of Brahms’ ultimate triumph.
- Clara Schumann was the longtime object of the Brahms’ ardent affections. In addition to being an acclaimed virtuosic pianist, she was also a prodigy who finished her only surviving piano concerto two weeks before her sixteenth birthday.
- Our newest composer-in-residence makes his California Symphony debut.
Saad Haddad, Young American Composer-in-ResidenceWorld Premiere
Clara SchumannPiano Concerto
Johannes BrahmsSymphony No.1
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