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Brahms + Beethoven

  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • James Ehnes

SCHUMANN: Overture to Die Braut von Messina (“The Bride of Messina”)
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

The Music Hall grand opening season closes with a flourish of musical fireworks. Beethoven’s jubilant Symphony No. 7 was an instant success, further solidifying his stature among his musical heirs, Schumann and Brahms. Schumann’s lesser-known and eloquent overture to Die Braut von Messina (The Bride of Messina) sets the stage for Brahms’ romantic Violin Concerto, featuring the “effusively lyrical” (The Guardian) violinist James Ehnes.