Copy of 2004: Konzert mit Christian Thielemann

2004

Making music together with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time
On the programme: Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15

 After a concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, Musikverein Wien © Matthias Creutziger

After a concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, Musikverein Wien
© Matthias Creutziger

“Music has never stopped fascinating me. And even after all these decades there are still some works, including works that I have heard many times and played even more frequently, that have the notorious “goose bumps passages”, moments that touch and stir you as much as ever. The slow movement of Franz Schubert’s final B-flat Sonata, where we dive into another world as if through a black hole. These are the passages where we can suddenly see the proverbial light. This also includes the F major passage in the first movement of Brahms’ D Minor Piano Concerto. And, talking of Brahms: At the sixteenth-note triplet during the return to the reprise in the first movement of the B major Concerto, I already start to tremble a few bars before and actually get goose bumps when I think about what’s going to happen next, how the heavens will open ... “
— R.B.
David Skudlik