January 17-22 Haydn and Brahms

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Haydn and Brahms featuring Truls Mørk, cello
Herbert Blomstedt, one of the great conductors of the era, returns to the BSO podium for a work central to the repertoire, Brahms's rich, complex Symphony No. 1.

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About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

Watch/Listen

  • Brahms Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Haydn Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brahms Symphony No. 1 Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell provides a 60 second Snapshot of the program for January 17-21, 2019
  • Audio Concert Preview written by Richard Dyer.

Download the Full Program Notes (PDF) >

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Truls Mørk, cello

HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C (24 min)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 (45 min)

Herbert Blomstedt, one of the great conductors of the era, returns to the BSO podium for a work central to the repertoire, Brahms's rich, complex Symphony No. 1. Grappling with the influence of Beethoven, Brahms famously delayed completing his First until well into his forties. Bearing several deliberate touches of homage to Beethoven but fully Brahmsian in its spirit and effect, it stands as one of the great works in the symphonic literature. Opening the program is Haydn's charming, genial Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring the brilliant Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk in his first appearances with the BSO since 2007.