Excerpt

This is the Brahms Symphony 4 violin audition excerpt from mvt. 4. Measures 33-80.


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Recordings:

Yevgeni Mravinsky: St. Petersburg Philharmonic, 2006 Quarter note = 104, Quarter note =76 after [C]

Sir Simon Rattle: Berlin Philharmonic, 2009 Quarter note = 92-95 consistently

Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker

Günther Herbig: Berlin Symphony Orchestra, 1982 Quarter note = 88-90

MIDI Practice Tracks:

*These were created using MIDI with the first violin part removed. I intensely dislike the midi orchestral instrument sounds, so I changed all the instruments to the piano patch. Caution: the first chord is rather loud.

Quarter Note = 70

Quarter Note = 80

Quarter Note = 90

Quarter Note = 100

Smart Metronome:

This is a drum track that specializes in exaggerating subdivisions. But don’t get the wrong impression, it’s also a lot of fun.
There’s a two bar count in, and then you rock and roll.

Quarter Note = 70

Quarter Note = 80

Quarter Note = 90

Quarter Note = 100

Video and Recordings from YouTube:

Carlos Kleiber: Bavarian State Orchestra (Excerpt starts at 1:02)

Video

Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt., with Andrés Cárdenes

Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, 4th movement, with Nathan Olson

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