Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Academic Festival Overture – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt

April 28, 2021, 9:00 am

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Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra continue their Brahms symphonies project with a recording of the composer’s Second Symphony in D Major, alongside his Academic Festival Overture. Although idyllic and pastoral at first sight, Brahms himself remarked about the symphony that he had “never written anything so sad.” Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out all the different moods and colors of this exceptional work, while the Academic Festival Overture provides a jubilant, glorious conclusion.