Brahms: Symphony no 4 Op 98, Hungarian Dances / Janowski, Pittsburg SO

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Marek Janowski concludes his superb Brahms cycle with this unquestionably great performance of the Fourth Symphony. Everything about it is memorable, stylish, and characterful... Superbly realistic engineering in all formats provides the icing on the cake. Taken as a whole, this Brahms cycle belongs with the very finest (Levine, Klemperer, Dohnanyi), and stands in a class of its own on SACD." -Classics Today (10/10)

BBC Music Magazine
The performance of the Water Goblin is rewarding. Clearly, Kreizberg has a way with Dvorßk, but he seems to have lost it in the Sixth.

Edward Greenfield - Gramophone Magazine
Kreizberg here demonstrates what a fine orchestra the Netherlands Philharmonic is, even rivalling the Royal Concertgebouw in the refinement and precision of the playing... ... Kreizberg's approach is generaly to adopt a steady speed and to allow warmly expressive phrasing within that tempo. Another outstanding disc from the enterprising PentaTone company.

Penguin Guide
Kreizberg's reading consistently brings out the fact that not a bar could have been written by any other composer but Dvorak.

Gramophone Magazine
The Pittsburgh Symphony - increasingly one of the nation's finest - could easily be mistaken for a top German orchestra, like Leipzig or Dresden, in this music. The refulgence of the playing is a constant source of pleasure and any conductor who is as mindful of Brahm's ingenuity, invention and sheer vision as Janowski demands to be heard. The Hungarian Dances... are earthy and sinewy with plenty of surge factor in the lower strings and the requisite cheekiness in the phrasing exemplified by those traditionally tantalising hesitations and stompling downbeats.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The Hungarian Dances come in Brahms and Dvorák's orchestrations, their kinship self-evident. They are earthy and sinewy with plenty of surge factor in the lower strings and the requisite cheekiness in the phrasing exemplified by those traditionally tantalising hesitations and stomping downbeats.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 39 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 1 in G minor - Allegro molto
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 3 in F major - Allegretto
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 10 in F major - Presto
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 17 in F sharp minor - Andantino
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 18 in D major - Molto vivace
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 19 in B minor - Allegretto
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 20 in E minor - Poco Allegretto
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: no 21 in E minor - Vivace
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live