Edo de Waart Conductor
Joyce Yang Piano
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Richard Strauss Serenade for Winds In E flat major, Op. 7
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 Enigma Variations
If you like music of the late Romantic era, then you will thoroughly enjoy this concert conducted by the NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart.
Brahms’ First Piano Concerto was written in his early twenties. Not initially well received, Clara Schumann, a soloist in an early performance, said “the public understood nothing and felt nothing".
Pianist Joyce Yang, returns to the NZSO to perform Brahms’ ambitious and challenging concerto.
Similarly, Richard Strauss was only 17 when he composed his Serenade for Winds – one of four works he wrote for wind ensemble.
When describing his famous Enigma Variations work, Edward Elgar said “The Enigma I will not explain, …its ‘dark saying’ must be left unguessed”.