Classical music review

Miami Symphony, soloists offer refined and powerful Brahms


South Florida Classical Review

While Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello was once a staple of the repertoire, performances of his last orchestral work have become increasingly less frequent as cash-strapped orchestras have avoided the score's requirement of two soloists.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's performance Sunday night at the Arsht Center was, therefore, doubly welcome. Opening an all-Brahms program led by music director Eduardo Marturet, the concerto received a refined, supple rendering by Daniel Andai, the ensemble's excellent concertmaster, and Brian Manker, principal cellist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

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