This concert promises an evening of Brahms, including Haydn Variations and Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Haydn Variations was written in 1873 and is a testimony to Brahms’ mastery of the technique of variation. The variations are based on a simple theme that was thought to be of Joseph Haydn’s composition at the time, though we now know this attribution was incorrect. Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major is one of the most cheerful of his mature works, and its happy nature could be because it was composed during a summer holiday in 1877 while living on the shores of an Austrian lake.
Please note that attendees will be only admitted if they are fully vaccinated. There will be no intermission.
Elias Grandy, conductor
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.73