Accompanied by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, German classical violinist and pianist Julia Fischer and the German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott perform Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, a concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Poppen. Recorded live on December 16, 2007.
Composed in the summer of 1887, the Double Concerto isBrahms’ last work for orchestra. There are three movements:
- Allegro (A minor)
- Andante (D major)
- Vivace non troppo (A minor → A major)
The work was first performed on 18 October of that year in the Gürzenich in Köln, Germany. Brahms approached the project with anxiety over writing for instruments that were not his own. He wrote it for the notable 19th-century German cellist Robert Hausmann (13 August 1852 – 18 January 1909), who premiered important works by Johannes Brahms, and the Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher Joseph Joachim (28 June 1831 – 15 August 1907). Joachim was a close collaborator and friend of Johannes Brahms, and he is widely regarded as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century.
- Double Concerto (Brahms) on wikipedia