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.
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Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.73
Conductor: Claudio ABBADO
Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerto in D major Op.77 for violin and orchestra
Conductor: Colin DAVIS
Performer: Kyoko TAKEZAWA - Violin
Performer: Bavarian R S O
9 Songs Op.63
Performer: Daniel BARENBOIM - Piano
Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU - Baritone
2 Rhapsodies Op.79 for piano
Performer: Glenn GOULD - Piano
Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.78 for violin and piano
Performer: Kyung-Wha CHUNG - Violin
Performer: Peter FRANKL - Piano
Academic festival overture Op.80
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