Afkham Conducts Brahms 3

September 11, 2022, 8:00 pm

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David Afkham, dressed in black, holds his conductor's baton with a half-smile
David Afkham (Photo: Gisela Schenker)

David Afkham returns in a program featuring three masterworks of the German repertory: Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 (Mourning), Richard StraussDeath and Transfiguration, and Brahms’ Third Symphony. The broadcast concludes with a 1977 Deutsche Grammophon recording of Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite lead by Claudio Abbado, the CSO’s second principal guest conductor from 1982 until 1985.


Works conducted by David Afkham unless otherwise noted

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E Minor (Mourning)

R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Claudio Abbado, conductor