Brahms and Deep Purple

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, soloist Hilary Hahn, at the Semperoper, Dresden with the HR Sinfonieorchester, 4 June 2014. The concert celebrated Hahn’s victory in the Glashütte Original Festival Music Award. The Brahms Concerto seemed to me very close to Deep Purple, or at least a 19th-century Deep Purple. Hilary Hahn’s fingers raced on…