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Pianist Helene Grimaud: Braving Brahms

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Pianist Helene Grimaud

This Sunday on The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Helene Grimaud performs the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas filling in for Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the French pianist was originally scheduled to play the second Brahms piano concerto, but changed the program when Yannick dropped out.

Grimaud has distinctly different relationships with the piano concertos of Johannes Brahms.  The first, in D minor, she learned at a young age and was taken with immediately. The second - the B-flat major - came more slowly. Listen to this re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, August 25th at 1 pm.

http://youtu.be/0sfG_l5Npcg

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Listen to Jim Cotter's interview with pianist Helene Grimaud.