Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, by Johannes Brahms was first performed in 1876, conducted by Felix Otto Dessoff, a friend of the composer. It took Brahms at least 14 years to complete, the first sketches dating from 1862. The long gestation of the symphony may be put down to two factors: on the one hand, Brahms' self-critical fastidiousness which led him to destroy many of his early works, and, on the other hand, the expectation of Brahms' friends and the public that Brahms would continue "Beethoven's inheritance" and ... more

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Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro Musopen Symphony
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - II. Andante sostenuto Musopen Symphony
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso Musopen Symphony
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - IV. Adagio - Più andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio Musopen Symphony
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Johannes Brahms Symphony Orchestra Romantic

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms ... more Learn More »
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