Creatively Speaking
1:12 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Pianist Helene Grimaud: Braving Brahms

This Sunday on the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Helene Grimaud performs the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas subbing 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 her program when she heard that Yannick would not be on the podium for the concert.

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 the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, January 26 at 1 pm.

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