Premiered by Franz Liszt in Weimar in 1852, Manfred was composed after a poem by Lord Byron, inspired by the Goethe's legendary Faust. This work for voices and orchestra gathers devil spirits, mystical forces and human love. Daniel Harding conducts its dark and tormented overture, transporting the audience in the deepest episodes of Romantic literature.
Brahms' second symphony was published just one year after his first one, he took more than fifteen years to compose. Because of his peaceful tonality, it has been compared many times to Beethoven's Pastoral symphony.
2012 Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival 2011
Europakonzert 1999, Krakow