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Göteborgs Konserthus Just Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

Two beautiful pieces from the great romantic, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; and Kirill Gerstein, piano.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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In two concerts, we are selecting the most beautiful pieces from romantic Johannes Brahms. This afternoon’s programme features the masterful Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Kirill Gerstein. In conclusion, we hear Symphony No. 2. 

When naming the world’s most beloved piano concertos, Brahms’ second piano concerto often tops the list. Ironically, he referred to it as “a little piece” – a performance takes around 50 minutes. This evening’s pianist, American Kirill Gerstein, broke through as a Brahms soloist in the early 2000s and is praised for his exquisite technique. 

After intermission, we are enveloped by Symphony No. 2, a work immediately loved by audiences after its premiere in Vienna in 1877. The music is filled with contrasts between light and dark, sense and feeling. Simply sit back and let the sounds carry you. 


Get to know the music.

Introduction to the concert

Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! You will get the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections about the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Welcome! 


Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 48 min

Intermission 25 min

Brahms Symphony No 2 39 min

Saturday 25 January 2025: The event ends at approx. 17.00


Kirill Gerstein piano

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