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Symphony No. 3, Brahms

Brahms Symphony No. 3: Free but Happy

3:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the summer of 1883, vacationing in the ancient German spa town of Wiesbaden, Brahms celebrated his recent 50th birthday by composing one of his mellowest and most open-hearted orchestral works. When he showed the score to his lifelong friend Clara Schumann, she exclaimed: “One beat of the heart, every movement a jewel!”

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  • Brahms Symphony No. 3

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Edo de Waart
Gerard McBurney
creative director

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