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BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 2

Beethoven spoke of setting out upon a fresh path with his Second Symphony, and even included veiled musical jokes, which shocked the sensibilities of many critics. Produced between the widely popular First and the revolutionary Eroica¸ Symphony No. 2 forged new territory with development of theme and architecture, and would eventually take its place among Beethoven’s great works.

BRAHMS - SYMPHONY NO. 3

After composing Serenade No. 1, Johannes Brahms waited fifteen years before he wrote another purely orchestral work for large ensemble. Infamous for his harsh self-criticism and haunted by the feeling that he was living in Beethoven’s shadow, Brahms finally broke his symphonic silence at the age of forty-two with the Haydn Variations, a musical experiment with the arrangement of sonic shapes. By the time he composed his Symphony No. 3, ten years later, he had fully realized his true voice as a symphonic master.

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Beethoven spoke of setting out upon a fresh path with his Second Symphony, and even included veiled musical jokes, which shocked the sensibilities of many critics. Produced between the widely popular First and the revolutionary Eroica¸ Symphony No. 2 forged new territory with development of theme and architecture, and would eventually take its place among Beethoven’s great works.

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Beethoven spoke of setting out upon a fresh path with his Second Symphony, and even included veiled musical jokes, which shocked the sensibilities of many critics. Produced between the widely popular First and the revolutionary Eroica¸ Symphony No. 2 forged new territory with development of theme and architecture, and would eventually take its place among Beethoven’s great works.