J. Brahms - Haydn Variations, op.56a
J. Brahms - Symphony no.2, op.73
Who better than Brahms to kick off a new Fidelio concert season? In this concert dedicated to the nineteenth century German giant, the Fidelio Orchestra will perform Brahms’ Haydn Variations and his Second Symphony. The Haydn Variations are based on ‘Saint Anthony’s Chorale’ a tune purported to have been written by Joseph Haydn. Brahms’ Second Symphony, meanwhile, is a piece of momentous contrasts, interweaving melancholy and joy; in fact, Brahms wrote to his editor in 1877 that he had “never written anything as sad, and the score must come out in mourning”. Accomplished Gramophone music critic Peter Quantrill will introduce the concert and, as always, you’ll be treated to the best food and wine Clerkenwell has to offer.