Serenade and Variations by Brahms

This recording brings us two great orchestral works by Johannes Brahms.


  • Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
  • Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a ‘St Anthony Variations’

Performed by The Hague Philharmonic, Jan Willem de Vriend conducting.


The Serenade No.1 and the Haydn Variations are also among the most “classical” of Brahms’ orchestral works. This is the first instalment in a series of CD’s that de Vriend devotes to Brahms. The next one will be the Deutsches Requiem.

Here is Gustavo Dudamel, conducting a performance of Brahms’ Bariation on a Theme by Haydn:


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