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Johannes Brahms' 'Symphony No. 4 in E Minor' - Live Concert Stream

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Packed with intricate melodies, harmonies, and instrumentation, Johannes Vogel conducts the Synchron Stage Orchestra to perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op.98 in this enthralling live concert stream.  

Captured in Vienna’s state-of-the-art Synchron Stage recording facility, experience the thrills and swells of a 60-piece ensemble – 40 string, 9 woodwind, 9 brass, and 2 percussion – comprised of talented musicians from renowned Viennese orchestras. 

With origins that date back to 1884 in Mürzzuschlag and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Symphony No. 4 was introduced to the public on 25 October 1885 in Meiningen, Germany. In this modern-day performance, Brahms' fourth and final symphony continues to pulse with positive energy and swirls with trance-like melodies that’ll please classical fans far and wide. 

Sound good? Settle onto the sofa and watch Symphony No. 4 in E Minor in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, available to stream with unlimited replays through the On Air website, mobile, and TV apps

The perfect evening for fans of high-quality classical music - start streaming now!

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Quote from the conductor

Johannes Vogel

“These symphonies are linked as the last and most famous symphonies written by their composers. I have chosen these symphonies as they each show us the remarkable capabilities of the human mind; what we can achieve through our creativity and positivity to make the world a better place to live in. There are always ways to shape how we live despite our circumstances, and music has the power to provide the light, clarity, and insight that is needed to help us move forward.” 

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About the conductor

Johannes Vogel

Born in 1967 in Vienna, Johannes Vogel is a skilled percussionist, composer, and conductor who has worked with world-leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian State Opera, and Zurich Opera. He has also composed and produced pieces for film and TV, including MGM/Paramount’s Hercules and Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.  

Vogel has earned worldwide acclamation for his modern, revolutionary approach towards masterpieces from classical legends Beethoven, Dvořák, Mozart, and more. 

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About the composer

Johannes Brahms

Born 7 May 1833 in Hamburg, Johannes Brahms was a German composer best known for his outstanding pianist work and conducting his own compositions from an early age.  

Earning recognition in the mid-Romantic era, Brahms spent most of his professional life in Vienna as a traditionalist and an innovator, composing for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, voice, and chorus. His close relationship with pianist Clara Schumann - the wife of his mentor Robert Schumann - and violinist Joseph Joachim also inspired the creative direction of his music, often working together as a trio.  

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About the orchestra

Synchron Stage Orchestra

The Synchron Stage Orchestra is comprised of talented instrumentalists and singers from world-leading Viennese orchestras. The ensemble often performs classical symphonies at the historical Synchron Stage in Vienna and have also featured in the soundtracks for Blue Planet II (2018) and Dune (2020), to name a few. 

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On Air will plant one tree for every ticket purchased from their website for our performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor.

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Who were Johannes Brahms' main influences?

Johannes Brahms was deeply influenced by the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and his masterpieces are often considered to be a continuation of the great composer's legacy. The German musician was also closely associated with the Catholic Church, weaving religious themes and beliefs into his compositions.  

What projects have the Synchron Stage Orchestra been involved in?

The Synchron Stage Orchestra have a wealth of high-scoring projects under their belt, including: The Crown (2016/17), Blue Planet II (2018), Studio 54 (2018), 6 Underground (2019), Ad Astra (2019), Dune (2020), Promising Young Women (2020), WandaVision (2021), The Unforgiveable (2021), Call the Midwife (2022), Hawkeye (2023), Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning 1 (2023), and more. 

What instruments are used in Symphony No. 4 in E Minor?

The symphony is scored for 22 First and Second Violins, 8 Violas, 6 Violoncellos, 4 Double Bass, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 Trumpets, and 2 Percussionists – all performed in four movements for 42 minutes. Impressive, right?  

What are Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Vision provides a broader range of colours, better contrast, and increased brightness levels for a more lifelike and immersive viewing experience in supported devices. Dolby Atmos automatically adapts to your sound system, treating audio elements as individual objects that can be precisely placed and moved in a three-dimensional space, delivering an unparalleled realistic and immersive listening experience. 

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Can’t get enough of the Synchron Stage Orchestra? Delve into three more star-performances, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Mahler’s Orchestration), Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major. 

Also featured in our repertoire are three Igor Stravinsky compositions performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Petrushka, The Firebird and The Rite of Spring 

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