Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Brahms, Schubert and Bartok

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst. Conductor Franz Welser-Möst. (Roger Mastroianni/IMG Artists)

Listen to the recording of WQXR's live broadcast from Carnegie Hall of Franz Welser-Möst leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in two popular Romantic works paired with a modernist masterpiece from the early 20th century.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosts the live broadcast alongside John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway.  In this video, Spurgeon recaps his favorite moments from the concert and highlights what to listen for in the on-demand audio above.

This recording was made on February 25, 2017.

Program details:

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Buchbinder encore: Strauss/Alfred Grünfeld: Soirée de Vienne (paraphrase on Die Fledermaus)
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Encore: Josef Strauss: Frauenherz (A Woman's Heart) Polka-Mazur Op. 166

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of their tweets and photos:

Comments [4]


To Ellen from West Chester, PA: Thanks for your feedback on Buchbinder's performance

Feb. 27 2017 05:26 PM
Rosanna from NYC

THANK YOU for broadcasting this superb performance!!!!!! Buchbinder's rendition of the Brahms' 1st piano concerto was sublime.

Feb. 26 2017 03:41 PM
Ellen L Lienhard from West Chester, PA

cls, the pianist's name is Buchbinder, not Bookbinder. I share your opinion of the performance.

Feb. 26 2017 10:32 AM
cls from NJ

Any possibility this Brahms Concerto #1 with Bookbinder/Welser-Most will be recorded by the Vienna Phil any time soon? Best I've ever heard

Feb. 26 2017 07:55 AM

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