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The greatest symphony of ALL TIME... 

On the night of Saturday, December 3rd, I attended a concert of my local orchestra performing some beautiful music. They played the “Winter” section from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s motet “Exultate, jubilate,” and the traditional song “O Holy Night.”

After the intermission, the orchestra performed Brahms’s Symphony No. 1. This, by the way, was the very reason I asked to go to the concert, because this is the greatest symphony of all time, by any composer. Period. (I’d put…

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