A work that took on history… and won. With Beethoven’s shadow looming over him, expectations wore heavy on Brahms as he wrote his First Symphony. What resulted was a triumph: an incredible, dramatic work filled with lyrical melodies, rich harmonies, and a victorious hymn-like finale. Plus — Mozart’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 12, performed by Richard Goode, who The Washington Post raves that “few can match his unfailingly beautiful tone, effortless technical command, interpretive insight and total emotional commitment."