Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Thursday 27 September

Recorded live in Grieghallen Thursday 27 September 2018.

It took Brahms fourteen years to write his First Symphony, but it was worth the wait. The piece launches with an imposing orchestral edifice of climbing strings, plunging winds and pounding drums. What follows is a work of gripping turbulence, but also one of deep conviction and exuberant joy.