Johannes Brahms completed his Symphony No. 1 in September and October 1876 in Lichtenthal near Baden-Baden. It was given its first performance in Karlsruhe on 4 November 1876 under the direction of Otto Dessoff. Brahms later personally conducted the work several times.
After a thorough revision of the second movement, the symphony was first published by Simrock in score, parts and piano reduction in 1877. The principal source for the present edition is the first print of the score as well as the autograph transmitted for three movements and scribal copies.
Scoring: 126.96.36.199.dble bsn. – 188.8.131.52. – timp – str