The Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90, is a symphony by Johannes Brahms. The work was written in the summer of 1883 at Wiesbaden, nearly six years after he completed his Symphony No. 2. In the interim Brahms had written some of his greatest works, including the Violin Concerto, two overtures (Tragic Overture and Academic Festival Overture), and Piano Concerto No. 2.
The premiere performance was given on 2 December 1883 by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Hans Richter. It is the shortest of Brahms' four symphonies; a typical performance lasts between 30 and 40 minutes.
Performances & Interviews
- Brahms: Symphony No. 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx09v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx09v.jpg2014-05-11T07:10:00.000ZStephen Johnson explores Brahms's 'free but happy' Third Symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yx09w
Brahms: Symphony No. 3Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's 'free but happy' Third Symphony.