The senses are bewitched! Brahms‘ Piano Quartet – uniquely implemented by the renowned Silver Garburg piano duo
Music by Johannes Brahms for four hands would be nothing out of the ordinary as a recital programme given by the renowned Silver Garburg piano duo – but a concert featuring piano four hands with orchestra? The versatile Austrian composer and arranger Richard Dünser has arranged Brahms’s Piano Quartet op. 25 and dedicated the resultant work to his friends of many years Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg. This is a very special piece of music with an exciting genesis.
True, there is already a version of the Piano Quartet op. 25 for orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg and Johannes Brahms composed a four-handed version himself, but not in the form of a piano concerto. Recorded in Brahms' hometown of Vienna, together with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, this interpretation has become a special acoustic tribute to Brahms' life's work beyond the boundaries of classical music.
The album 'Brahms' by the piano duo Silver Garburg will be released on September 9, 2010. October 2020 at Berlin Classics on CD and digitally on all streaming and download platforms. The CD also contains an 'original' work by Brahms. The 'Haydn Variations' are among the most important romantic works for two pianos and show Brahms' preference for this instrumentation.