Brahms: Symphony No. 2 | Kurt Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

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A performance steeped in history: Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, as played by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the baton of Kurt Masur, in the St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig, October 9, 2009.

This concert, bearing the theme of '20 Years Since the Peaceful Revolution', commemorates October 9, 1989 - the date when over 70,000 people gathered in Leipzig, the GDR’s second-largest city, to protest for democracy and increased freedom. Kurt Masur was among those calling for non-violence. On that tense evening, the Gewandhaus Orchestra also played Johannes Brahms’ (1833 - 1897) second symphony, under Masur's direction.

On account of its cheerful and lyrical mood, Brahms' second symphony is also known as the 'Pastorale'. Just as Beethoven evoked idyllic, rural scenes in his 'Pastorale', Brahms wrote his Symphony No. 2 with a view of the budding landscapes of Carinthia, where he was staying in 1877. The premiere of the symphony was held in Vienna, in December of that same year, and was a resounding success.

( 00:25 ) I. Allegro non troppo
( 16:07 ) II. Adagio non troppo
( 25:24 ) III. Allegretto grazioso
( 31:19 ) IV. Allegro con spirito

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Neil Walsh
Neil Walsh 14 gün önce
The first movement is really a sort of Pastoral Symphony
Justo Salvo
Justo Salvo 18 gün önce
Hermosisimo. Saludos desde el bello Pucon, Chile.
Anthony Steyning
Anthony Steyning 18 gün önce
A bit too pastoral for my taste. There has to be more than technical brilliance, coordination with precision; it evokes little in me, if I played this from my open window very few outside would stop and listen. But you're programmed to approve and will totally disagree with me, as always...
chungchi hsu
chungchi hsu 19 gün önce
Lucky for the Germans in 1989, not the Chinese.
T T 20 gün önce
Felipe Galarza
Felipe Galarza 21 gün önce
Maravilla de concierto, Bravo Kurt Masur y la Leipziger Gewandhaus
かよ 中野
かよ 中野 22 gün önce
DW Classical Music
DW Classical Music 15 gün önce
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Stella Maris Benito de Vera
Stella Maris Benito de Vera 22 gün önce
Qué divino lugar, fantástica dirección orquestal, de una hermosa obra de Brahms,muy bien interpretada por la orquesta. Muchas Gracias por compartir el vídeo.
Wayne Lutton, Ph.D.
Wayne Lutton, Ph.D. 23 gün önce
Thanks for posting this audio-visual record of the late, great Kurt Masur leading the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. It was my privilege some years ago to attend live performances of the four Brahms symphonies with this ensemble and Maestro Masur during one of their North American tours. And I have long owned the Philips recordings of Masur and the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner. I hope DW has more of their concerts recorded for release on your YT channel. These archived performances are not "old." They are very much alive. Thanks so much!
Angelo Silva
Angelo Silva 24 gün önce
Kurt Masur grande guardiano di una grandissima tradizione musicale. Notevole.
Alan Crabb
Alan Crabb 24 gün önce
Kurt Masur has that 100 metre stare : he's listening to the music in his head and letting it unfold in front of him.
DQMYNATOR 2.0 24 gün önce
Mittendrin seht ein verwirrter alter Mann mit unkontrollierten Zuckungen... - Spaß beiseite: Der Kurt dirigiert hier mal so ganz locker 40min OHNE NOTEN!! - sein Tischlein ist leer... - Alles im kopf... Alle Achtung. - und ich wette das ist nicht das einzige Stück dass er (auswendig) kennt.
Dina Suçuarana
Dina Suçuarana 25 gün önce
Silvio Nobre
Silvio Nobre 25 gün önce
This is my favorite Brahms symphony! Thank you very much! 😍❤️
DW Classical Music
DW Classical Music 23 gün önce
Thank you for watching!
Carlos Castro
Carlos Castro 25 gün önce
Thanks to Bramhs, Bach, Beethoven, Schutz, even Wagner (as a musician, not necessarily as a writer), we all in this planet "are" Germans..... Think the same of every superb representative of the humanity in every country....
Carlos Castro
Carlos Castro 15 gün önce
@Hertzair And let's not forget Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn...
Hertzair 16 gün önce
@Carlos Castro ….yes, thank you for remembering Schubert! He’s is my 3rd favorite (tied with Beethoven) after Mozart and Haydn.
Carlos Castro
Carlos Castro 16 gün önce
@Hertzair Of course I would not forget Mozart, Haydn or Schubert (whom I love so much)... But I was referring to Germany as an "state" more than a shared culture among several "states" (Austria-Vienna in particular). To continue with Germany as an "state" we should not forget, Telemann, Praetorius or, let's put the 20th century (why not?): Hindemith, Weill or Stockhausen!
Hertzair 16 gün önce
Agreed…but don’t forget Mozart and Haydn….
本間俊彦 25 gün önce
notaire2 25 gün önce
Wunderschöne Aufführung dieser scheinbar idyllischen doch wesentlich perfekt komponierten Sinfonie mit gut phrasierten doch perfekt entsprechenden Tönen aller Instrumente. Der zweite Satz klingt besonders schön und echt melodisch. Der intelligente und geniale Dirigent leitet das ausgezeichnete Orchester im gut betrachteten Tempo und mit künstlerisch kontrollierter Dynamik. Einfach wundervoll!
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith 25 gün önce
A pastorale symphony to bring humanity together.
Gabriel MESÍA-Y-BLAZCO 25 gün önce
Saludos y felicitaciones desde Lima (sá25/IX/2021)-Perú-América.
Mercedes Alvarez
Mercedes Alvarez 25 gün önce
Maravilloso concierto
Wickerman1989 26 gün önce
A! To tu PiS schowało Antoniego Macierewicza!
Galina Krivulin
Galina Krivulin 26 gün önce
What a pleasure to watch the concert on tv now. Kurt Masur, the conductor who led many orchestras, exceptional! A delicious treat. Thank you.
Anne Maia
Anne Maia 26 gün önce
Bravo!!!!🌹 Lindos tocando e que fantástico esse lugar.Amei os detalhes do teto, enfim um presente para a alma.🎼🙏🎶DW Classic
Maria Ines De Andrade Alcantara
Maria Ines De Andrade Alcantara 26 gün önce
Johannes Brahms! !!!!!!!!DIVINE COMPOSER made in GERMANY too!!!!!!!💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Arik Nordstein
Arik Nordstein 25 gün önce
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Claudia Ochoa Cruz
Claudia Ochoa Cruz 26 gün önce
Such a beautiful performance!! Thank you!
Samito Bribiesca
Samito Bribiesca 26 gün önce
PianoTaal 26 gün önce
What a location!
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