St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – Grimaud Plays Brahms
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
DETLEV GLANERT Weites Land (Open Land)
KEVIN PUTS Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere)
JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
Stéphane Denève leads a World Premiere and SLSO commission by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, a St. Louis native whose music is “captivating from the start” (The New York Times). Glanert’s Open Land begins the program with a sound that’s recognizably “Brahmsian.” Later, Hélène Grimaud, whose “performances attempt, whenever possible, to shake up conventional pianistic wisdom” (The New Yorker), joins for Brahms’ First Piano Concerto.