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Early Orchestral Works by Brahms

Early Orchestral Works by Brahms

In 2006, I wrote an analysis of the early orchestral works of Brahms. I revised it in 2011.

 Johannes Brahms stands as one of the central-most figures of late 19th century German art music. Brahms was the first true successor to Beethoven in the symphonic tradition… many volumes have been devoted to cataloguing the significant melodic, harmonic, and formal features of his four symphonies. Fewer have been devoted either to the early orchestral works or to the rhythmic and metric techniques employed. 

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.