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Brahms - Holloway: Symphony in F minor op. 34 b (2008) 40'
for orchestra

Scoring

2.2.corA.2.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp-strings

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World Premiere

30/04/2014
Grieghallen, Bergen
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Ryan Wigglesworth

Programme Note

Deutsch

Repertoire Note

If Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’s G minor Piano Quartet is considered to be a masterpiece, then Holloway’s orchestration of the Sonata for two pianos, later the F minor Piano Quintet, is a close runner-up. Composed during the period in which Brahms was groping to find his First Symphony, Holloway has used a standard Brahmsian orchestra – only the cor anglais is an interloper – to create a version that is "faithful in spirit if not in letter" and thus bring one of Brahms’s greatest works to a wider public.

Repertoire Note by Peter Marchbank



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