In October 2013, Leonidas Kavakos’s recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto is released as he embarks on a nine-concert European tour performing Brahms with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly.
Kavakos performs the concerto, along with the Brahms ‘Double’ Concerto, on tour with Chailly and the orchestra as part of its Brahms cycle, with concerts in Leipzig, Paris, London and Vienna.
The new album, recorded at the Gewandhaus in May 2013, establishes Kavakos as a concerto soloist for Decca Classics. It also features Bartók Rhapsodies and Brahms Hungarian Dances performed with pianist Péter Nagy.
“Kavakos has, at his fingertips (or, perhaps more accurately, in his bow arm) both the silvery tone that many violinists prize, as well as a gutsy generous warmth where he needs it. His double stops are effortless, and his legato sounds as if he could draw it out forever. But most of all, he has the sense to use all this intelligently and to avoid anything showy.” – The Washington Post on Kavakos’s Brahms Concerto
Click here for full details on Kavakos’s Brahms release on Decca.
Click here for full details of the European tour with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.