Brahms: Symphonies Complete

Brahms: Symphonies Complete
Composer Johannes Brahms
Artist Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Jaap van Zweden conductor
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 94074
EAN code 5028421940748
Release March 2011

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Amongst the standard performances for this repertoire, here conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the current music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Great performances by two of the best Dutch orchestras, who were under Jaap his artistic leadership for years. This mainstream repertoire for all classical music lovers should be in your library.
A must-have for Brahms addicts.Van Zweden, with his famous string background shows his skills and brings us a very balanced performance.

Other information:
- “This is an unfailingly warm-hearted, fullblooded Brahmsian sound and seems to represent a genuine attempt at redirecting the modern symphony orchestra towards the sort of sound-mix Brahms himself is likely to have heard.” Christopher Howell, MusicWeb International.
- “Even at super-budget price, it almost impossible not to be mindful of established rival versions when reviewing the merits of this release from Jaap van Zweden on Brilliant Classics.” Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International.

Bullets:
Amongst the standard performances for this repertoire.
Conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the current music director of the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Great performances by 2 of the best Dutch orchestras, both were
under his artistic leadership for years.
This is an unfailingly warm-hearted, full-blooded Brahmsian sound and seems to represent a genuine attempt at redirecting the modern symphony orchestra towards the sort of sound-mix Brahms himself is likely to have heard.
Even at super-budget price, it almost impossible not to be mindful of established rival versions when reviewing the merits of this release from Jaap van Zweden on Brilliant Classics.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
  2. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
  3. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  4. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: IV. Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo ma con brio – Più allegro

Disk 2

  1. Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo
  3. Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73: III. Allegretto grazioso
  4. Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73: IV. Allegro con spirito

Disk 3

  1. Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90: I. Allegro con brio – un poco sostenuto – Tempo I
  2. Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90: II. Andante
  3. Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto
  4. Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90: IV. Allegro – un poco sostenuto
  5. Symphony No. 4 in E-Minor, Op. 98: I. Allegro non troppo
  6. Symphony No. 4 in E-Minor, Op. 98: II. Andante moderato
  7. Symphony No. 4 in E-Minor, Op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso
  8. Symphony No. 4 in E-Minor, Op. 98: IV. Allegro energico e passionato – Più allegro