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

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Conductor
    Valery Gergiev
  • Orchestra
    London Symphony Orchestra

Team

  • Johannes Brahms
    Composer
  • Karol Szymanowski
    Composer
  • Valery Gergiev
    Conductor