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Two Decades For A First Symphony, Plus A Spanish Throwback

Is there such a thing as too much beauty in one radio broadcast? Stay tuned as we attempt to find out...It took Brahms more than twenty one years to write his great Symphony No. 1. What was the gestation like? How did he get out from the long and intense shadow of Beethoven, who died six years before he was born? The fascinating story of the first symphony is explored in stunning juxtaposition with the remarkably simple yet moving Pavane pour une infante défunte by Ravel. 

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Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting 

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in c-minor Op. 68; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting

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