Variations on a theme of Haydn - Theme Johannes Brahms Download 'Variations on a theme of Haydn - Theme' on iTunes
The great composers take the stage in this Classic FM's Hall of Fame compilation
Composer: Brahms, Schubert, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Einaudi, Nyman et al.
Repertoire: Classic FM Great Composers
Label: Classic fm CFMCD 40
We all have our personal favourites but I was amazed by how many of mine turned up in this well-chosen selection. Schubert is represented by his Fifth Symphony (hurrah!), Brahms by his First Piano Concerto, Haydn by the ‘Surprise’ Symphony, Stravinsky by The Firebird, and Berlioz by The March to the Scaffold. I can happily live without Einaudi and Nyman, but they represent just two short tracks in the context of 50 absolute winners. Bravo!