Brahms 4 & Isserlis19 - 29 October 2013
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No.4
Richard Tognetti Director and Violin
Steven Isserlis Cello
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The Fourth is Brahms' final and greatest symphony. Here, Brahms takes flight, as he melds the soaring sounds of Romanticism to classical structure in a constantly evolving drama.
The Melbourne performances of Brahms 4 & Isserlis are a co-presentation with Melbourne Festival.
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