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Work: St Anthony Variations

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ComposerBrahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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Unstoppable Brahms with Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia in Oxford

With a last-minute change of conductor from the excitable Andris Nelsons to the more reserved Jac van Steen, one might have forgiven a not exactly revolutionary performance. Last night’s concert was meant to be the first half of Nelsons’ Brahms cycle with the Philharmonia in the Sheldonian Theatre, part of Music at Oxford’s series, but illness unfortunately prevented him from performing.
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