Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 30, 2011
The first movement of Brahms' Third Sympony is marked allegro con brio. It is in sonata form and incudes a musical motto, F,Ab, F. It is one of the rare examples in Brahms' where the notes have a deeper significance beyond simply music. In Brahms' youth his motto was F,A, F - Frie Aber Froh (Free but happy). With the inclusion of Ab, perhaps Brahms is hinting that independence can lead to lonliness, especially in later life - He was fifty when he wrote this symphony For a full by Stephen Johnson of this work go to; http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveri... Credits: Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Douglas Boyd.