From Budapest, a report on the performance at Vienna's Konzerthaus. Audio of Brahms, Manfred Honeck, Larry Tamburri, Andres Cardenes, and his former pupil Jan Fiser.
After the Wuppertal concert, Jim describes the beautifully-restored hall in Janowski's home region, violinist Julia Fischer's stage presence, and more Cologne Carnival atmosphere. Audio of Brahms 4th, Leonidas Kavakos, and Andrew Reamer.
Fresh on arrival in Hanover, Jim recaps the concert in Wupperta, with a spectacular encore by violinist Julia Fischer, rhythmic applause, and a PSO friend visiting from Dortmund. Audio of Florian Wiegand, Brahms, Wuppertal's mayor, and Fischer's Hindemith.
Carnival atmosphere in Cologne. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos impresses PSO and audience. PSO's new Brahms CD is released in Europe. Audio of Brahms, Kavakos.
Cologne goes wild before Lent, where Jim reports on the PSO conducted by Janowski. Audio of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who plays Brahms and Bach, reveler Ute Becker, and percussionist Andrew Reamer.
Jim recaps the PSO's concert at Amsterdam's busy Concertgebouw, Jansons' whereabouts, the city's oldest house, Pittsburgh expatriate Albert Manders. Audio of Brahms.