Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Album Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Contact KZSU Music
 
login  (help)
Brahms, Johannes / Symphony Nos. 2 & 3 (Von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
Album:Symphony Nos. 2 & 3 (Von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic) Collection:Classical
Artist:Brahms, Johannes Added:06/2013
Label:Polydor 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-06-24 Pull Date:2013-08-26 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Aug30 Jun
Airplays:11

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 17 Dec 13:Mister Esquire
No Sports Zoo
3.Sat, 29 Jun 13:Eme O
Music Casserole
2.Wed, 07 Aug 13:Labiba
aug-7-2013

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2013-06-16 
Brahms, Johannes / Symphony Nos. 2 & 3 (Von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
Label: Polydor, 1964

Brahms (1833-1897) composed his Symphony No. 2 in 1877, finally confident that his symphonic music could equal the daunting quality of Beethoven’s towering works. The symphony combines the lyrical and forceful, the extroverted and introspective. The 1st mvmt opens with a noble horn melody, followed by a lovely melody for violins, then a luxurious viola and cello melody, all developed in gorgeous orchestration. The slow 2nd mvmt is introspective, yearning, reminiscing. The 3rd mvmt’s themes enchant with folk- and seeming classical dance episodes and cross rhythms. The 4th mvmt rapidly alternates an energetic celebratory melody with a somber one, closing with an exulting fanfare. The Symphony No. 3, composed 5 years later, opens with a 3-note melody (F-A-F) symbolizing “Frei aber froh” [Free but happy] followed by a second theme pulsating with warmth. The 2nd mvmt is gentle and lyrical. The 3rd mvmt opening theme is one of soaring melancholy, the second theme quietly sad. The 4th mvmt begins with determination, and breaks out into confident song, promising greatness, then closing with a quiet happiness suggesting that it has been achieved.

Track Listing
1.Brahms: Symphony #2 In D, Op. 73 - 1. Allegro Non Troppo (15:44) 5.Brahms: Symphony #3 In F, Op. 90 - 1. Allegro Con Brio (9:49)
2.Brahms: Symphony #2 In D, Op. 73 - 2. Adagio Non Troppo (10:55) 6.Brahms: Symphony #3 In F, Op. 90 - 2. Andante (7:43)
3.Brahms: Symphony #2 In D, Op. 73 - 3. Allegretto Grazioso (5:21) 7.Brahms: Symphony #3 In F, Op. 90 - 3. Poco Allegretto (5:56)
4.Brahms: Symphony #2 In D, Op. 73 - 4. Allegro Con Spirito (9:13) 8.Brahms: Symphony #3 In F, Op. 90 - 4. Allegro (8:44)