Plans to listen to Janacek Opera were thwarted by a love for:
Brahms - Symphony No.1, Serenade No.2
That was all - on repeat. Toscanini at the helm of recordings from 1941 & 1942.
Bliss, paradise, wonderment!
The 1st Symphony has 2 of my top moments (2nd & 4th movements)
The 2nd Serenade has no violins! Hurrah for the alto clef brigade who lead this one! :-)