Valery Gerviev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 2

Johannes Brahms & Karol Szymanowski
Barbican

Presented alongside his Tragic Overture, Brahms' Symphony No 2 portrays a more relaxed tone than its predecessor with its improvisatory nature and fuller orchestral sonority.

Szymanowski is recognised today as one of Poland's greatest musical figures. His chamber-like Symphony No 2 artfully interweaves layer upon layer of seemingly disparate musical ideas to form a complex tapestry.

Production duration: 1 hr 34 min
London Symphony Orchestra