Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Recorded at Tanglewood in July 1972. Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world's most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra. Brahms's sunny Second Symphony reflects the idyllic nature around Lake Wörth in Austria, where Brahms composed it in the summer of 1877. Brahms himself, however, called attention to the melancholy current that undermines the pastoral serenity.