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Brahms, Johannes
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83Composer: Brahms, Johannes
Performance date: February 26, 1997

Date composed: 1881


Olympian splendor, a grand design, a vast range of moods, an unusually close partnership between soloist and orchestra, autumnal melancholy and a prodigiously difficult solo part are all qualities of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto, one of the most powerful and monumental in the repertory.


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Brahms, Johannes
Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11Composer: Brahms, Johannes
Performance date: June 12, 2003

Date composed: 1859


This is Brahms’s first completed orchestral work. It is also his longest, filled to the brim with soaring themes, prevailing cheerfulness (aside from an occasional moment of wistfulness), much robust writing for the horns and a sense of leisurely unfolding of ideas.  
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Brahms, Johannes
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68Composer: Brahms, Johannes
Performance date: March 09, 1988

Date composed: 1876


In what is perhaps the greatest First Symphony ever written, listen for the tragic grandeur of the first movement, the radiant lyricism and noble warmth of the second, the pastel colors of the third, and the long road from struggle to triumph in the finale.
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Brahms, Johannes
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77Composer: Brahms, Johannes
Performance date: February 02, 1972

Date composed: 1878


Widely regarded as one of the two greatest violin concertos ever composed (Beethoven’s is the other), this beautifully crafted, richly glowing score has been called Brahms’s most loveable large-scale composition. Lyricism and drama are perfectly welded into a single consummate masterpiece.  
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