Friday 4 Oct 2013, 7.30pmSheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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Andris Nelsons conductor

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Saint Anthony Variations)

Brahms Symphony No. 3


Brahms Symphony No. 1

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 series