Simon Rattle conducts Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony and Brahms’s First

In this concert from 2008, Simon Rattle conducts symphonic works which encompass the era of Beethoven, so to speak. We hear the Oxford Symphony by Joseph Haydn, one of Beethoven’s teachers, along with Johannes Brahms’s First Symphony. The fact that Brahms took fourteen years to complete the work clearly reflects his struggle with the powerful example of Beethoven – the musical result is characterized by resoluteness and self-confidence, however.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Programme guide

© 2008 Berlin Phil Media GmbH

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