Brahms Cycle II

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor and Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet

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Brahms liked to enjoy himself, and this can be seen (and heard!) in his Second Symphony. It was begun at the Wörthersee and finished in Baden-Baden, earning it the nickname “Lichtentaler” in these parts. The work also gives a fittingly idyllic impression – forming an intentional contrast with the dramatic First, which Yannick Nézet-Séguin is presenting on the previous day. Speaking of idylls: the second work on the program, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto interpreted by the principal clarinetist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, became well-known to wide audiences in the film Out of Africa.

Photo that shows Yannick Hans Van Der Woerd 1. © Hans Van Der Woerd
© Hans Van Der Woerd


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622


Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

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