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Donald Macleod takes the microscope to five calendar years in the life and work of Brahms. Today he looks at 1879, and the flourishing of Brahms's music and his friendships.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.73

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophone.
    • 459-054-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto in D major Op.77 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Colin DAVIS Performer: Kyoko TAKEZAWA - Violin Performer: Bavarian R S O

    • RCA.
    • 82876603882.
  • Johannes Brahms

    9 Songs Op.63

    Performer: Daniel BARENBOIM - Piano Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU - Baritone

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHONE.
    • 439 441-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    2 Rhapsodies Op.79 for piano

    Performer: Glenn GOULD - Piano

    • CBS.
    • CBS-37800.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.78 for violin and piano

    Performer: Kyung-Wha CHUNG - Violin Performer: Peter FRANKL - Piano

    • EMI.
    • 2 35717 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic festival overture Op.80

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophone.
    • 459-054-2.

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