Canadian National Arts Center Orchestra, Brahms
Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra, Brahms
One symphony does not necessarily look like the next! Having taken twenty years to compose his First Symphony, Brahms immediately rattled off his Second Symphony in a matter of months. Both bear traces of Beethoven’s legacy, spiced up with exciting sounds and the Olympian power that is the trademark of Johannes Brahms. Music that is dense and alternately meditative or agitated, playful or majestic. Since the work was premiered in 1877, it has never lost its appeal. Symphony n° 2 is interpreted with gusto by the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley.