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Symphony 1 / Tragic Overture / Academic Fest. Overture - Brahms (conducted by Marin Alsop 2013 proms conductor CD)

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Johannes Brahms first excelled at piano sonatas. The older composer Robert Schumann encouraged the young Brahms to compose a symphony in 1853, but it was another 23 years before he finally finished the Symphony No.1 showcased on this disc.

Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 (47:40) :-
1) Un poco sostenuto - Allegro 2) Andante sostenuto 3) Un poco allegretto e grazioso 4) Adagio - Allegro non troppo ma con brio

Why Brahms did give the Tragic Overture its name, is probably due to the fact that it was initially intended to be the incidental music to Goethe's Faust. And, while some of the music in the overture may relate to this fallen-through request, the title remains resolutely general.

Tragic Overture, Op.81 (14:01) : 5) Allegro non troppo

The Academic Festival Overture has a more obvious name-origin, namely the University of Breslau awarding Brahms an honorary doctorate, in 1879, entitled "artis musicae severioris in Germania nunc princeps" ("now the foremost composer of serious music in Germany").

Academic Festival Overture, Op.80 (10:38) :-
6) Allegro - L'istesso tempo, un poco maestoso - Animato - Maestoso

The CD is in EX+ condition.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Brahms (conducted by Marin Alsop 2013 proms conductor CD)
Catalogue number:
8.557428
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Naxos
Tracks:
6

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Johannes Brahms first excelled at piano sonatas. The older composer Robert Schumann encouraged the young Brahms to compose a symphony in 1853, but it was another 23 years before he finally finished the Symphony No.1 showcased on this disc.

Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68 (47:40) :-
1) Un poco sostenuto - Allegro 2) Andante sostenuto 3) Un poco allegretto e grazioso 4) Adagio - Allegro non troppo ma con brio

Why Brahms did give the Tragic Overture its name, is probably due to the fact that it was initially intended to be the incidental music to Goethe's Faust. And, while some of the music in the overture may relate to this fallen-through request, the title remains resolutely general.

Tragic Overture, Op.81 (14:01) : 5) Allegro non troppo

The Academic Festival Overture has a more obvious name-origin, namely the University of Breslau awarding Brahms an honorary doctorate, in 1879, entitled "artis musicae severioris in Germania nunc princeps" ("now the foremost composer of serious music in Germany").

Academic Festival Overture, Op.80 (10:38) :-
6) Allegro - L'istesso tempo, un poco maestoso - Animato - Maestoso

The CD is in EX+ condition.

Band/artist(s):
Brahms (conducted by Marin Alsop 2013 proms conductor CD)
Catalogue number:
8.557428
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Naxos
Tracks:
6

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