Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Rhenish
Marin Alsop conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Genius and madness are often common bedfellows, and this concert focusses on the music of Robert Schumann – a composer who ended his days in an asylum.
We’re back with Marin Alsop at the Royal Festival Hall on 6 February 2016. So we thought we’d put her through our speed interview again.Read More
The sun is shining and that means – for us at least – three things are crawling out from their winter hibernation: opera festivals, the Proms and ice-cream van drivers.Read More
His times: Beethoven might have died six years before Brahms was born, but in a musical sense the former composer still dominated the landscape of the German-speaking world and beyond – and got inside Brahms’s head to quite a remarkable degree.Read More
As couples all over the world exchange heart-shaped chocolate boxes and cuddle up to grey sad-eyed teddy bears, we thought we’d get in on the action. So, here are some very un-romantic classical tunes, as voted for by the OAE Office. Love you lots X X XRead More
As the summer draws to a close and our new season begins, we look back at some of the reviews form our appearance at the BBC Proms with Marin Alsop.Read More
We’ve had an amazing response to our performance at the BBC Proms with Marin Alsop this weekend.Read More
Conductor Marin Alsop joins us for BBC PROMS: Brahms- A German Requiem. Here she tells us a bit about her heroes and the most important lesson life has taught her.Read More
You may remember that we asked you for your suggestions for a concert title, for an event in our yet-to-be-announced 2013-2014 London Southbank Centre season. The concert features Brahms’ lyrical Violin Concerto in D and Schumann’s heroic Rhenish Symphony.
There were lots of great suggestions and we’ve picked out our favourite.Read More
Ok, remember a while back we asked for your help in naming a concert? Well as you’ll read from the previous blog, our plans changed, so here we are rerunning the competition….with a fresh new concert for you to name.Read More