Story of the Symphony (1984)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Forrest Spencer

Conductor Andre Previn conducts Johannes Brahms' "Symphony Number 4" and discusses how the 19th Century composer used discipline and craftsmanship to create this musical composition. The first half of this video consists of Previn offering an explanation about Brahms' life and times, the challenges he faced in his work, the trouble he had with his contemporaries and the address the first and last movements of this symphony. The second half of the ninety-minute video contains Andre Previn conducting a performance of this work. Classical music aficionados and general viewers will appreciate this video, coming to understand the man, his career and the end result of his talent in concert.



composer, Germany, symphony