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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Daniel de Borah piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

About this performance

It took Brahms three years to write this mammoth work for piano and orchestra – the longest piano concerto of the romantic era!

The longer and more ambitious his works became, the more he quirkily referred to them in diminutive terms, describing this gargantuan work as ‘a very small piano concerto’.

Currently head of Chamber Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Daniel de Borah embarks on this journey of physical and musical endurance, guiding us through seamless and ever-surprising passages of tempestuousness, tenderness, yearning, and elegance.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the venue's conditions of entry, including all relevant COVID-19 protocols, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. Up-to-date information will be included in the pre-concert email sent to attendees a few days prior to the performance

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