Brahms, plagued by Beethovens shadow, often lamented the footsteps of a giant behind him. With the nickname Beethovens 10th, Brahms first foray into the symphonic genre ultimately proved a highly-anticipated masterpiece all his own. A dramatic, foreboding start in the timpani unfolds into one of the most expressive and powerful symphonies of all time. Winds and strings each get time in the spotlight via a young Strauss delightful Serenade and Schoenbergs revolutionary, pictorial gem based on a poem by Richard Dehmel. From sweeping romanticism to stark realism, come hear the best the City of Music has to offer.