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Relayed from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
(No. 21 of the Thirty-third Winter Series)
THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (50 Performers)
Conducted by Sir Dan Godfrey
THE air on which these Variations are mode is a very simple Tune, ending in a little Wood-wind refrain, which is repeated after each of the Variations - seven in number.
First Symphony, in C Minor .......... Brahms
The Symphony in C Minor follows the usual 'classical' forms, and is in four Movements -
The First is very weighty and unusually serious, even for Brahms. The vein of seriousness affects also the Second Movement, a gently-flowing piece, partly song-like, partly rhapsodic. Then comes a more light-spirited Movement, of a more seizable rhythm, but one that is far from introducing the spirit of gaiety that we often find in one of the centrepieces of a Symphony.
The last Movement opens with a short, solemn introduction that keeps the violins in soaring flight for a few bars. Then, after a change from the prevailing minor to a major key and a short pause, the urgent Finale (still in the major) starts on its long, exulting course.
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