Brahms – Symphony No.2, Op.73
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
This unique and exclusive Deluxe download includes the following free bonus items:
– The free complete full 1952 version album of Brahms Symphony No.2, Op.73 by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler. Recorded: 1952 (live).
– The complete full music score edited by Hans Gál (1890–1987) published by Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 2.
– The full size 1400 x 1400 cover artwork, without titles.
– 55 page booklet with notes about Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Johannes Brahms and Symphony No.2, Op.73.
The Symphony no. 2 in D, Op. 73 was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1877 during a visit to the Austrian Alps, and premiered that same year. Its gestation was brief in comparison with the fifteen years which Brahms took to complete his first symphony.
The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings. The apparent cheerfulness of the symphony has been likened with the pastoral mood of Beethoven’s sixth symphony.
A typical performance lasts between 40 and 50 minutes.
Cat No: 1030
released April 16, 2018