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Podium 19: Brahms 1

Podium 19

“I shall never write a symphony! You can’t have any idea what it’s like to hear such a giant marching behind you.” Johannes Brahms stood for seriousness and tradition, and valued the legacy of his predecessors; and yet the shadow of Beethoven weighed heavily on the shoulders of the young ...

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, op. 43, Overture

Johannes Brahms
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68

(concert recorded at Flagey on 19 December, 2020)

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“I heard Brahms 1 with Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, live in Salle Pleyel when I was a student at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1990, and the sound of this concert stays in my mind as a gigantic experience” - Stéphane Denève