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Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Brahms: Tragic Overture; Strauss: Don Juan ()

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During his long career, conductor George Szell had only occasional contact with the Berlin Philharmonic. He spent five years in Berlin in the late '20s as first assistant conductor at the Berlin State Opera, but he left Berlin, along with Europe, after the rise of the Nazis and returned only in the late '50s. Between 1957 and his death in 1970, Szell appeared with the Berlin for only a handful of concerts, including this one from June 16, 1969. On the program was Brahms' Tragic Overture and Strauss' Don Juan, two of the Berlin's favorite pieces, along with Schumann's Second Symphony, a work it rarely played. In a sense, the results are hardly revelatory -- after all, Szell has been acknowledged as one of the great conductors of the middle years of the twentieth century and the Berlin has been one of the world's great orchestras for the last century -- but the performances are still revelatory. While Szell and the Berlin's Brahms' is stern and unrelenting, its Strauss is sensual yet severe, and its... Hide synopsis

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