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Charles Munch conducts Brahms: Symphonies No. 1 & 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1961

Charles Munch conducts Brahms: Symphonies No. 1 & 2 Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1961

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The music of Johannes Brahms is central repertoire for every symphonic ensemble, and it was certainly central repertoire for Charles Munch. During his years as violinist and orchestral player in Germany, he must have played the entire Brahms canon, and the First Symphony was on the programme of his first Paris concert as a conductor in 1932 – the event that launched his glorious new career on the podium. The statistics for Munch's performances of the Brahms Symphonies are impressive.

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Program

  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1, Op. 68
    • 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
    • 2. Andante sostenuto
    • 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
    • 4. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
    • 1. Allegro non troppo
    • 2. Adagio non troppo
    • 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi Andantino)
    • 4. Allegro con spirito

Details

  • Venue: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Production date: 1961
  • Recording date: 1960, 1961
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min
  • Production: © Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN
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