Jaap van Zweeden © Brad Trent
Wiener Symphoniker / van Zweden
Brahms: Symphonien Nr. 3 & 4
19:30 – ca. 21:30
»Every movement a jewel«
»What a work, what poetry, the most harmonious mood through the whole, all movements as if from one cast, a heartbeat, each movement a jewel!« Clara Schumann was delighted with the Third of her friend Johannes Brahms. Like the previous symphonies, he had completed it during his summer retreat, this time in Wiesbaden in 1883. Critics and colleagues also received the work enthusiastically. His last symphony was also written in summer, in 1884 and 1885 in Mürzzuschlag, Styria. Brahms crowns his symphonic work in the last movement with a passacaglia that he varies thirty times - thus returning to the form of variation that he so valued.