The legendary Gewandhaus in Leipzig

After the Matthew Passion at Bach’s own church, the Thomaskirche just over a year ago, our performance on this visit to Leipzig of Bach cantatas in the same venue by a local municipal choir was sadly deficient. Much better was an all Brahms concert at the legendary Gewandhaus with the equally legendary Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by the venerable Christoph von Dohnanyi. Beautifully shaped performances of both the Violin Concerto (again Zimmermann was the excellent soloist) and the 2nd Symphony.

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