Lionel Bringuier makes his greatly anticipated debut this month, leading the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich in three performances with featured soloist, pianist Simon Trpčeski, a long-time collaborator of Mr. Bringuier. Performances will take place at Vienna’s Musikverein on December 15 & 17, and on December 16 at the St. Pölten Festspielhaus.
Mr. Trpceski will interpret Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, a monumental work that biographer Burnett James wrote in his book on the composer: “The D-minor Concerto … marks the end of Brahms’s youthful romantic period. Never again was he to let himself go with such uninhibited passion; never again to wear his heart so unashamedly on his sleeve.” Completing the program Dvorák’s Symphony No. 5, written within a mere six weeks, the work represents a milestone in the development of the composer’s individual style.