Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)


David Zinman celebrated his 75th birthday on July 9, 2011. He will leave the Tonhalle Orchestra in 2014 after nearly 20 years. He has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich since 1995.

Under his aegis as Artistic Director, the Orchestra has developed into an outstanding ensemble, celebrated highly successful tours in Europe, the United States and Asia, and recorded numerous CDs.

New York born David Zinman is one of the internationally most recognized conductors of his generation. He frequently conducts the renowned American orchestras in Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York; in Europe, he regularly guest conducts the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has recorded for SONY/RCA/ARTE NOVA: Beethoven (complete symphonies, complete concertos), Schumann (complete symphonies), Richard Strauss (complete orchestra works) and Gustav Mahler (complete symphonies on SACD). A project with the complete symphonies by Franz Schubert started in 2011.

The recording of all the Beethoven symphonies was awarded (among others) the German Record Critics’ Prize in 1999 and GRAMMOPHONE “Editor’s Choice” & “Record of the Year 2000”. Sales worldwide of their recording of all Beethoven symphonies with the Tonhalle Orchestra (complete cycle and separate CDs): more than 1,000,000 units.

The Beethoven cycle has been famous because of the unusual and fresh interpretation combining the advantages of period instruments interpretations with the sound qualities of a big modern orchestra. All qualities of the renowned Beethoven cycle can be expected also regarding to the Brahms interpretations.

All Sony Classical recordings have received special praise because of their superb sound quality. (Chris Hazell/Recording Producer & Simon Eadon/Sound Engineer & Editing).

The cycle of the complete Brahms Symphonies (Symphonies 1 – 4) was recorded in April 2010 in the Tonhalle Zurich, a concert hall, that has been inaugurated by Johannes Brahms himself and that is famous because of its superb acoustical qualities.

In recent years, the Tonhalle Orchestra has developed into one of Europe’s leading ensembles. Ground-breaking CD recordings of the orchestral works of Richard Strauss and the symphonies of Robert Schumann, for example – and most notably of all the Beethoven symphonies, overtures and solo concertos – paved the way for the orchestra’s rise to prominence.

Wherever the Tonhalle Orchestra performs it is enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike.

Ever since 1999, when the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich won the German Record Critics’ Prize for its seminal recording of all the Beethoven symphonies, it has been at the centre of worldwide attention. Since then, well over one million CDs have been sold.

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)


New York born David Zinman is one of the most internationally recognized conductors of his generation & is the chief conductor & artistic director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. This cycle of the complete Brahms Symphonies (Symphonies 1-4) was recorded during April 2010 in Tonhalle, Zurich, which is famous because of its superb accoustic qualities. The symphonies will be released as a ltd edition 3CD deluxe hard cover book with a 40 page booklet including extensive liner notes & illustrations of rare material.

“there is an unusually cogent feel to this cycle...they represent a kind of mainstream Brahms, utterly devoid of mannerism and interpretational quirks, with a fine central European orchestra playing at the top of its game...RCA/Sony’s lavish presentation is a luxury item encasing deluxe performances.” Sunday Times, 25th September 2011

“All the clarity and technical finesse that made their Mahler performances so refreshing are evident in these performances; there's no doubt the orchestra really has risen up the international pecking order under Zinman's direction.” The Guardian, 29th September 2011

“Zinman’s Brahms, again with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra but this time recorded live, makes fewer nods to period style than his Beethoven. It’s a warm, genial Brahms, as one might expect of a septuagenarian who describes the symphonies as “a perfect blending of spontaneity and intellect”.” Financial Times, 1st October 2011 ***

“These are splendid performances, passionately felt and never losing sight of the architecture. The orchestra under David Zinman is on top form. I like his choice of tempos - alert and dynamic throughout the fast movements, never too slumberous in the slow.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****

“the orchestra's playing for Zinman...impressively renews the time-honoured Austro-German tradition of Karajan and Klemperer...No non-vibrato, period-instrument revisionism here! Instead there's a firm-toned, glowing power which, in the passages like the great horn-tune in the First Symphony's finale, is seriously enthralling...As close to a definitive set of these masterworks as you'll find - and in fabulous modern recorded sound.” Classic FM Magazine, December 2011 *****

“conductor and orchestra rise to greatness in the Fourth Symphony. Elsewhere, they provide the kind of trenchant, well-grounded Brahms performances which have been common currency in Middle Europe since the composer's own time...Zinman is meticulous in his observation of Brahms's dynamic markings. This makes for some interesting articulation but it can also dislocate the line and disrupt the pulse...[in the Fourth] Zinman takes a less pedantic view of the markings.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2011

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete), etc.

Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Tragic Overture, Op. 81


“[On Brahms' Fourth Symphony] it is ardent, uniquely imaginative in its faithful response to Brahms's markings, far-sighted and focused.” Gramophone Magazine

“[On Brahms' Third Symphony] Many conductors come to grief in the Third Symphony's first movement, but Sawallisch is a wise and experienced practitioner, and he steers a confident course through the music's various potential pitfalls” Gramophone Magazine

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Brahms: Complete Symphonies

Brahms: Complete Symphonies


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Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'


“The concerts recorded here preserve the two legendary occasions in the autumn of 1952 when in a Brahms cycle at the Royal Festival Hall Toscanini conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra, then only six years old but already the front runner among London orchestras. The recording itself, now legendary, has generated pirated versions, but never before has the original made by EMI, under the supervision of Walter Legge, been officially released. Testament's remastering is a revelation. This new set brings the clearest of demonstrations that the RCA recordings of Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra made during the last years of his life (including his Brahms cycle of the very same 12-month period) give only an imperfect picture of a conductor who at the time, and for a generation or so previously, was almost universally counted the greatest in the world. That reputation has been eroded over the years, but this issue may help to put the record straight.
Take for example the quite different NBC version of No 3 that he recorded in New York barely a month after this performance: as Alan Sanders says in his note, a 'rhythmically staid recording which entirely lacked the lyricism and eloquence of the Philharmonia performance'.
His description points to the marked contrasts, not only in No 3 but in all four symphonies.
Whereas the New York performances, resonant and superbly drilled, have a hardness and rigidity, with the dynamic contrasts ironed out, thus eliminating pianissimos (partly a question of recording balance), the Philharmonia's consistently bring a moulding of phrase and subtlety of rubato which bears out the regular Toscanini instructions to 'Sing!'. And in contrast with most Toscanini recordings, the hushed playing is magical. The New York players, by comparison, seem to have forgotten how to respond to the finer subtleties of this notorious taskmaster among conductors. The extra flexibility of the Philharmonia performances over the NBC has an interesting effect on tempo too. Whereas in No 1 the NBC speeds of 1951 are faster, not just than those of the Philharmonia but of the 1941 NBC performance, in the other three symphonies the Philharmonia timings tend to be a degree quicker, notably in No 3, where for example the Andante flows far better.
Walter Legge fought hard to get these live recordings officially released – now we can understand why.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)


Following the complete edition of all the symphonies of Anton Bruckner with Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic, OehmsClassics now proudly presents, with the present recording, the complete symphonic oeuvre of Johannes Brahms.

This complete edition is also available at a special box price.

“This 3-CD box set features Australian-born Simone Young (Limelight magazine’s Music Personality of the Year in 2012) conducting the Philharmoniker Hamburg, playing all four symphonies by Brahms, together with his turbulent Tragic Overture. Young and the orchestra are in impressive form, enabling the listener to experience all the subtlety of these still underrestimated works” New Classics, February 2017

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Johannes Brahms Cycle

Johannes Brahms Cycle


Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Julia Fischer (violin)

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Yefim Bronfman (piano)


The Cleveland Orchestra is the “aristocrat among American orchestras” (The Telegraph) and its conductor, Franz Welser-Möst, rules his subjects with a velvet glove. Indeed, velvet and silk keep showing up in descriptions of the Clevelanders’ sound under its principal conductor.

The First Symphony is Welser-Möst’s chance to let Brahms’ “mellow, silky sound” (The Guardian) unfurl about the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall during one of the prestigious BBC Promenade Concerts. In the “frenetically applauded” (Die Presse) concert recorded at the splendid Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, Franz Welser-Möst leads his “devoted and exemplarily precise musicians” (Die Presse) in a rendition that polishes every detail to make the Brahms’ Second Symphony glow from within. In the evolution of Brahms’ symphonic oeuvre, his penultimate Third Symphony unites the brightness of the Second with the monumentality of the Fourth. Die Presse applauded the concert in which Franz Welser-Möst performed the Symphony as “structurally highlighted, vividly sketched details modelled with great subtlety”. Welser-Möst offers a “lean, propulsive performance” (The Plains Dealer) of the Fourth Symphony. The swift pace in his hands reflects the conductor’s quest for a distinctive, far-from-mainstream interpretation.

Brahms’ rousing Academic Festival Overture and Violin Concerto op. 77 bear witness to a composer at the height of his abilities, a mature master of large-scale masterpieces. The Violin Concerto demands extreme technical proficiency. As if to exemplify this, violinist Julia Fischer gears herself from the very start of this emotionally searing work to maintaining a restrained yet passionate tone.

Yefim Bronfman has the uncanny ability to play large without stridency, to handle the most delicate passages without losing presence, and to play everything in between with a ravishing sense of tonal colour. In the Second Piano Concerto Welser-Möst and Bronfman brought pulsing energy to the concerto’s second movement, setting up an oasis of calm for the third that segued immediately into the genial finale, whose last chords were nearly obliterated by roars of approval from the audience. Laced into his forceful performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 was a surprising element of fury, as if the pianist had become unhinged momentarily: and yet Bronfman was also wholly present, taking time in relaxed passages to savour every second.

Bonus: Franz Welser-Möst and Yefim Bronfman on Brahms’ Piano Concertos

Bonus: Franz Welser-Möst and Julia Fischer on Brahms’ Violin Concerto

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“When a Viennese critic writes of two of these Brahms performances 'glowing from within', something must be going right. As indeed it is in what is a lyrical and in the end surprisingly fiery account of the Second Symphony…Julia Fischer delivers a richly concentrated account of the Violin Concerto, finely accompanied, and Yefim Bronfman is a solidly reassuring presence in the two piano concertos.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)


Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Norichika Iimori

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Brahms: Orchestral Works

Brahms: Orchestral Works


Brahms:

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Schicksalslied, Op. 54

Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Occidental College Chorus

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Columbia Symphony Orchestra


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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)


Live recording

“There are no finer accounts of these Bruckner symphonies on record...the finely judged balance that Wand achieves with his Hamburg players is remarkable and the intelligent shifts of mood and tempi demonstrate him at his best...Wand’s impeccably prepared NDR players give accomplished performances of the highest possible integrity.” MusicWeb International, November 2014

“These live broadcasts reveal veteran conductor Wand delivering an explosive highly charged account of the First Symphony and bringing great warmth and fluidity to the rest” BBC Music Magazine, June 2015 *****

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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 & St. Anthony Variations

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 & St. Anthony Variations


Brahms:

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Hungarian State Orchestra, Gyula Nemeth

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Lehel

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Lehel

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Lehel


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