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Staatskapelle Berlin at Carnegie Hall
Thursday November 30, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor
Over the course of two concerts, Berlin’s most historic orchestra performs the complete cycle of Brahms’s four symphonies. Revered pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has led this ensemble since 1992 (having been voted “conductor for life” by its members), and in Brahms’s powerful symphony cycle, audiences will experience an orchestra “nurtured and honed for a quarter of a century in music it was born to play” (Gramophone). Hear the heroic First Symphony, which established Brahms as a master of the grand German symphonic tradition, and the bucolic Second Symphony, Brahms’s personal favorite and a piece that further cemented his reputation as Beethoven’s successor.
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 1