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Brahms: Serenades for orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 / Philharmoonia Baroque Orchestra, McGegan (rec. live 2010, 2012)

Audio Samples

  1. Brahms — Serenade 2, Op. 16: Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Brahms — Serenade 2, Op. 16: Scherzo. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Brahms — Serenade 2, Op. 16: Adagio non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Brahms — Serenade 2, Op. 16: Quasi menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Brahms — Serenade 2, Op. 16: Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Allegro molto
  7. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Scherzo, Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Adagio
  9. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Scherzo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Brahms — Serenade 1, Op. 11: Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Brahms — Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: I. Allegro moderato (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Brahms — Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: II. Scherzo. Vivace (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Brahms — Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: III. Adagio non troppo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Brahms — Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: IV. Quasi menuetto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Brahms — Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: V. Rondo. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: I. Allegro molto (Live)
  18. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: III. Adagio non troppo (Live)
  20. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: IV. Menuettos I & II (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: V. Scherzo. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Brahms — Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: VI. Rondo. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 2 in A major, Op. 16
>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 11
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Music Director Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra bring to life the depth and brilliance of Brahms' two orchestral Serenades on this disc, recorded live at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California. In the late 1850s, Brahms took on the post of choral director at the court of Lippe-Detmold. The position provided him access to an orchestra, and Brahms took full advantage of his good fortune. The two orchestral Serenades were the great composer's first efforts in the genre, and in the tradition of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, they are light-hearted, lyrical and sunny. The second is notable for scoring that excludes violins. In both works, color, charm, wit (and a nod to Classical formal traditions) are present in abundance.

BBC Music Magazine
McGegan's 25-year nurturing of the San Francisco-based period-instrument Philharmonia Baroque is evident in the crisp ensemble and subtle dynamic shadings...

Sunday Times, October 2012
Brahms's serenades are something of a curiosity...Even McGegan's period instruments can't disguise some overthick scoring. No. 2 is a mixed bag, but No. 1 is a delight, and comes fresh as paint in this joyous live recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 2 in A major, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA (03/10/2012-03/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1860
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA (02/13/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1858
  • Studio/Live: Live