Even though it took Johannes Brahms two decades to complete his First Symphony, so heavy did he feel Beethoven’s shadow weighing down upon him, this stirring work would firmly establish the composer as a preeminent exponent of the German symphonic tradition. In this concert, two internationally acclaimed soloists and a distinguished Russian conductor put themselves in the service of Brahms’ music.
Works by Johannes Brahms:
The Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
The Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68