Brahms & Dutilleux with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

On October 12 & 13, Lionel Bringuier leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, with a programme featuring Dutilleux’ Symphony No. 1, a work Mr. Bringuier conducts later in the season throughout Europe (complete schedule here), bookended by Brahms masterworks. The concerts open with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, and conclude with the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1, to be performed by pianist Francesco Piemontesi. Bringuier recently conducted the Brahms Concerto to tremendous acclaim in his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival:

“The fast-rising Bringuier, who serves through next season as chief conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, Switzerland, has been widely hailed in the musical press, especially for his work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic … he’s the real deal — clear of beat and gesture, attentive to detail, quick to pick up on, and run with, the orchestra’s vibe … Bringuier drew particularly sensitive playing from the CSO in the slow movement, maintaining a big-boned yet singing symphonic framework throughout.” (John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune)

Enjoy the archived radio broadcast from this programme on November 3 (7pm CET) and November 8 (10:30am CET) via P2 | Sverige Radio.