Brahms First piano concerto, Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps. As I love to say, one for the soul, one for the guts. A pleasure to be back in Essen, to see a lot of so good colleagues, and to enjoy this fantastic program: a lot of work of course but in the end a fantastic concert. With a particular thanks for our soloist, Doyeon Kim. Not only a perfect pianist but as well an excellent musician. We did music together, talked about tempi, atmospheres and how to find the perfect tempi passing from the piano to the horn, a real pleasure. Hope to see you all again very very soon. A perfect week, only possible with the magnificent help of Emile Cantor and Lucia Stratan!