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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Sheet Music Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro Preview Download
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Sheet Music Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso Preview Download
Sheet Music Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 - IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio Preview Download

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

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