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Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Tragic Overture - Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hans Vonk (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
  2. Tragic Overture, in D minor, Op. 81
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Of Brahms' symphonies, his Symphony No. 2 in D major is the sunniest, a vibrant and rhythmically supple work overflowing with ardent melodies, joyful syncopations, and robust brass writing. Yet for all its brightness, Brahms' orchestration can be quite problematic, since his frequent doublings of winds and strings and scoring for full sections are in constant need of a conductor's subtle refinements. Hans Vonk and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra give the work a rich and warm performance, with great attention paid ...

Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Tragic Overture 2004, Pentatone

UPC: 827949004261

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