Listen: An All-Brahms Caramoor Finale

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Gil Shaham performs at Caramoor. Gil Shaham performs at Caramoor. (Gabe Palacio)

On Sunday, Aug. 7, as Caramoor closed out its summer season with Pablo Heras-Casado leading the Orchestra of St. Luke's and violinist Gil Shaham in an all-Brahms program.

First, Shaham performed the composer's Violin Concerto, the only concerto Brahms wrote for the instrument. After intermission, Heras-Casado led the orchestra in the Symphony No. 2, the audio of which is above. Because of rights restrictions, the Violin Concerto is not available for archival streaming.

WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosted the live broadcast. 

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In anticipation of Sunday's concert, WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon spoke to Heras-Casado. Listen below to hear the maestro's thoughts on working with Gil Shaham, Brahms and conducting in the outdoor heat.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon sits down with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.


Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Gil Shaham, violin

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Orchestra of St. Lukes
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Comments [1]

Bernard McBride from Long Island City

Superb performance, as usual, from Gil Sham and St. Luke's.
As for the audience, call me elitist if you will, but one would think that a New York audience would know enough to refrain from applauding between movements. Was this bunch bussed in from New Jersey under some federal "cultural enrichment" program?

Aug. 07 2016 06:31 PM

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