Double Concerto, op. 102


It is an absolute pleasure to be offering a performance of this incredible composition with the California Youth Symphony and our superb soloists Valery and Starla Breshears. It is a work of profound depth, beauty, and power, and one which I have held dear to me since I first heard it as a teenager in Los Angeles.

Major Works by Brahms


Serenade No. 1 (1858)

Serenade No. 2 (1859)

Symphony No. 1 (1854-1876)

Symphony No. 2 (1877)

Academic Festival Overture (1880)

Tragic Overture (1880)

Symphony No. 3 (1883) 

Symphony No. 4 (1885)



Piano Concerto No. 1 (1854-58)

Violin Concerto (1878)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1881)

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (1887)


A German Requiem (1868)

Rinaldo (Cantata)  (1868)

Alto Rhapsody (1869)

Schicksalslied “Song of Destiny” (1871)

Triumphlied “Song of Triumph” (1871)

Nänie (1881)

Gesang Der Parzen “Song of the Fates” (1882)


Piano Trio No. 1 in B major (1854)

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor (1855-75)

String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor (1859-73)

String Sextet No. 1 in Bb Major (1860)

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor (1861)

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major (1861)

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor (1862-65)

Piano Quintet in F Minor (1864)

String Sextet No. 2 in G Major  (1865)

Trio for Piano, Violin, and Horn (1865)

String Quartet No. 3 in Bb Major (1875)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major (1879)

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major (1880-82)

String Quintet No. 1 in F Major (1882)

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major  (1886)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major (1886)

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor (1888)

String Quintet No. 2 in G Major. (1890)

Trio for Piano, Violin and Clarinet (1891)

Clarinet Quintet in B Minor  (1891)

Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Piano and Clarinet (1894)

Sonata No. 2 in Eb Major for Piano and Clarinet (1894)

Note: Brahms also composed many, many works for solo piano as well as a very large body of choral works and songs!

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CYS and Brahms

As you can see in “MAJOR WORKS BY BRAHMS”, the composer did not actually compose a large number of orchestral works. CYS has performed the following compositions by Brahms:  

  • Violin Concerto (Kenneth Hsu, Violin)  1997
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 (Natasha Paremski, Piano)  2002 
  • Schicksalslied  2002 and France Tour
  • Symphony No. 2  1994
  • Symphony No. 4  1993
  • Double Concerto (Starla and Valery Breshears)  2022
  • Academic Festival Overture  1994 Vienna Tour