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: The Halle Concert

from the Free Trade Hall,
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart.
Part 1
Symphony No. 3, in F, Op. 90. .Brahms
1. Allegro con brio. 2. Andante con moto. 3. Poce allegretto. 4. Allegro
Many annotators of Brahms's music have tried to give a literary interpretation of the dramatic and poetic ideas behind the Third Symphony. Richter called it Brahms's ' Eroica ' Symphony, which is an interpretation that has provided several distinguished writers with a romantic theme to develop with varying ingenuity. Curiously enough, if we accept Beethoven's ' Eroica' Symphony as the norm of the heroic in music we find very little of its character in Brahms's Third Symphony, except perhaps in the powerful finale.
R. H. Schlauffer , the American biographer and critic of Brahms, points out that if this symphony must be given a label the most apt would be 'Portrait'. 'This work', he says, ' might be taken as a portrait in tones of a healthy, strong, turbulent, tender, indomitable, kindly, aggressive, ironic, tempestuous, self-distrustful, incisive, concentrated, modest, fiery, rude, genial man-a person, in fact, just like the one who created it'. Brahms was all these things; like most of us he was a mass of contradictions. In short, he expressed in this symphony his own personality and nothing more.


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: R. H. Schlauffer

: (app.) 'During the Interval'



Unknown: R. J. Forbes

: The Halle Concert, Part 2

One of the most amazing feats of Mozart's wonderful career of less than thirty-six years was the production within six weeks of three great symphonies, each one of them a masterpiece.
Symphony No. 41, in C, was the last of the three, and not only the last but by common consent the greatest of all his symphonies. No one knows who gave it the title ' the Jupiter ', but the whole world of music has long accepted it as in every way fitting for so great a work.


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