Romantic Passions - Beethoven and Brahms

Romantic Passions - Beethoven and Brahms

Saturday 3 July 2021, 7.30pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre

Sunday 4 July 2021, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall

We are very grateful to Markiyan Melnychenko and Noella Yan for stepping in as soloists.

They replace Roy Theaker and Kalina Krusteva who deeply regret not being able to play in the rescheduled concert.

Markiyan Melnychenko and Noella Yan will thrill you with the exciting Brahms Double Concerto. This concerto was Brahms’ last work for orchestra. It was written for cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator, and Brahms' estranged violinist friend, Joseph Joachim. Joachim was one of the greatest violinists of all time. This concerto was Brahms’ gesture of reconciliation to Joachim.

When planning our 2020 season, we intended to pay homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. We could not do that last year but Beethoven was born in December 1770 so this is still the 250th year since his birth. What better way of celebrating Beethoven than playing one of his famous symphonies. For this concert it is the 8th. The concert will start with Beethoven’s wonderful Egmont Overture.

The Daylesford Concert is presented in association with U3A Hepburn Shire.


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Markiyan Melnychenko – violin

Noella Yan – cello

Susan Pierotti – concertmaster


Beethoven – Egmont: Overture

Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor Op. 102 Double

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Op. 93