27 Aug In Santo André, Siviero performs Brahms Piano Concerto n.2
On the last August 26th, the Municipal Theater of Santo André received the pianist Alvaro Siviero to perform the Piano Concerto n.2 in B flat major, Op.83 by Brahms. Under the baton of the conductor Laércio Diniz, together with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Santo André, the presentation of this work – considered by many pianists as one of the most difficult technical pieces within the universal pianistic literature, one of the Everests of the piano – attracted a surprising quantity of curious people and lovers of good music. Having no more places to be seated in the concert hall, dozens of assistants were willing to listen to the performance standing up where many of them had traveled from other cities – Santos, São Paulo, Guarujá, São Bernardo, Itú, Campinas …
Brahms began composing this work in 1878, almost 20 years after the composition of his Piano Concerto n.1, completing it three years later in 1881, in Pressbaum, a region on the outskirts of Vienna. With its more than 50 minutes of execution, it is considered one of the most extensive works of the symphonic repertoire for piano.
Below of the photo gallery, a short video portrays some of the rehearsal moments together with the presentation itself at the Municipal Theater of Santo André.