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

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