Johannes Brahms and the Wiener Symphoniker have a long tradition. Thanks to the 1900 founded orchestra, not only Brahms’s symphonies but also a number of his choral works and concertos enjoyed considerable popularity among Viennese audiences at the beginning of the 20th century.– so Vasiliki Papadopoulou of the Viennese Research Group working on the Complete Edition of Johannes Brahms at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Read her text „Johannes Brahms: A Legacy for an Adopted City“
In the new Brahms cycle, the Wiener Symphoniker now bring together six of his most important works in four concerts: The cycle opens with his greatest vocal work "A German Requiem" with Christoph Eschenbach, Christiane Karg, Matthias Goerne and the Wiener Singakademie; followed by a chronological performance of his four symphonies with Pablo Heras-Casado and Jaap van Zweden on the podium, as well as his Piano Quartet op. 25 in the orchestration by Arnold Schönberg under the musical direction of Oksana Lyniv. Make sure you get this special series and enjoy the unmistakable Brahmsian cosmos of sound!