February 01, 2017
Concert Archive

The Orchestre De Paris Performing Harrison Birtwistle And The Brahms Piano Concerto

  • 40:34
    Harrison Birtwistle: Earth Dances By The Orchestre de Paris Conducted By Daniel Harding
  • 50:28
    Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op. 15 By Paul Lewis And The Orchestre de Paris
  • 05:17
    Franz Schubert: Allegretto For Piano In C Minor By Paul Lewis
Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Phliharmonie 1, Paris

A mix of modern and traditional

It is unfailingly a treat when the piano and orchestra come together to perform great pieces from across time. The revered Orchestre de Paris takes us on a tour back in time from the finest of modern composing to the finest of Classical composing. 

In this concert, we first hear the modern composer, Harrison Birtwistle, from whom we hear his Earth Dances - a contemporary response to Gustav Holst’s The Planets, which has memorable references to Holst’s work while maintaining a sense of originality. Next, we hear Johannes Brahms’ melodic and articulate Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. This piece is often overlooked in favour of the renowned concertos by other classical composers, but ought to be a staple in any piano concerto repertoire. Finally Franz Schubert’s Allegretto for Piano in C Minor ends the concert on a more sombre note.

Harrison Birtwistle: Earth Dances By The Orchestre de Paris Conducted By Daniel Harding

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op. 15 By Paul Lewis And The Orchestre de Paris

Franz Schubert: Allegretto For Piano In C Minor By Paul Lewis

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