Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: A Final Ovation

Johannes Brahms Wikipedia

The last applause Johannes Brahms ever heard was for his Fourth Symphony. He was dying of cancer. But he went to hear Hans Richter conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. The performance received a big ovation. We'll never know if the echo of that applause was in Brahms' ears when he died a month later. In today's show, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic earn a big ovation for their performance of Brahms' Fourth Symphony. <p><b>NOTE: Through our agreement with the Mozart Week Festival, Hour 2 of today's show is not available for web audio streaming.</b></p>