Brahms: Complete Symphonies / Norrington

> Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - I. Allegro con brio
> Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - II. Andante
> Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - III. Poco allegretto
> Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - IV. Allegro
> Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - I. Allegro non troppo
> Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - II. Andante moderato
> Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - III. Allegro giocoso
> Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - IV. Allegro energico e passionato

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
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Notes & Reviews:

"Brahms four great symphonies are perhaps the absolute centre of the orchestral repertoire. They look back with pride to the magnificent 100 year old tradition of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven at the same time as they anticipate the next 100 years of symphonic development through Bruckner and Mahler, on to Sibelius, Elgar and Shostakovitch. For several years the Stuttgart RSO and I have been applying historical values to modern orchestral playing. We try to take seriously all the expectations of composers from Haydn to Schönberg. Of course, we use modern instruments: yet sometimes that seems the least important weapon in a historical armoury. Most important are perhaps sound, size, seating, speed, and style." - Sir Roger Norrington

"the modern Stuttgart strings do use vibrato, but sparingly, the leaner textures in no way inhibiting lyricism or sounding anaemic...this is an affectionate memento of how, in Norrington's words, he has tried to 'connect a modern orchestra with its roots'." -International Record Review

"The interplay of divided strings is very clear. The woodwind players are absolutely top-notch, and I especially enjoyed their contributions in the first movement of No. 3, which of all the performances probably comes off best." -BBC Music***

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (07/04/2005-07/06/2005).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (07/04/2005-07/06/2005)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (07/04/2005-07/06/2005)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (07/04/2005-07/06/2005)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (07/04/2005-07/06/2005)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885
  • Studio/Live: Live