Andris Nelsons conductor
Although a traditionalist at heart, Brahms is always full of surprises. A stand-alone set of variations for orchestra seems a perfectly innocent idea, yet it had hardly ever been done before. Brahms's Symphony No. 1 finds the composer at his most radiantly inspired and upbeat, whilst No. 3 is a symphony of swirling emotions in which every movement ends quietly (audiences at the time were taken completely by surprise).
This concert is part of the Andris Nelsons: Brahms Cycle
The Andris Nelsons: Brahms Cycle is supported by The Meyer Foundation