Isaac Stern’s 60th Birthday
Star Soloists • 24-Sep-1980
Legendary violinist Isaac Stern solos in Brahms’s only concerto for the instrument — a work of nearly symphonic proportions and technical fireworks in the last movement.
Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77 (1878–79)
1. Allegro non troppo
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace — Poco più presto
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3. Allegro scherzando