Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Academic Festival Overture (Live)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt

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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73  
I. Allegro non troppo (Live)
Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Herbert Blomstedt
II. Adagio non troppo (Live)
Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Herbert Blomstedt
III. Allegretto grazioso quasi andantino (Live)
Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Herbert Blomstedt
IV. Allegro con spirito (Live)
Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Herbert Blomstedt
Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 (Live)
Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Herbert Blomstedt
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Total Playing Time    54:58
Maestro Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their integral Brahms symphonies project with a recording of the composer’s Second Symphony in D Major, alongside his Academic Festival Overture. Although idyllic and pastoral at first sight, Brahms himself remarked that he had “never written anything so sad”. Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out all the different moods and colours of this exceptional work, while the Academic Festival Overture provides a jubilant, glorious conclusion. Blomstedt’s work as a conductor is inseparably linked to his religious and human ethos, and his interpretations combine great faithfulness to the score and analytical precision with a soulfulness that awakens the music to pulsating life. In the more than sixty years of his career, he has acquired the unrestricted respect of the musical world. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig is the oldest civic orchestra in the world with a glorious history, and is still counted among the world’s leading ensembles.
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