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Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Martinu: Symphony No. 4 / Klaus Tennstedt

Audio Samples

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Symphony no 4

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Symphony no 4
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With stunning accounts of Brahms and Mahler, this recording marks an exciting, new relationship between ICA Classics and the SWR in Stuttgart, and it is the first release of this material outside Japan. 'Klaus Tennstedt's concerts with the LPO at the Festival Hall were among the greatest performances I have ever heard' (Sunday Times review of ICAC 5033, Mahler: Symphony No.3).

BBC Music Magazine, May 2013
The 1976 performance [of the Brahms]...has its share of rough playing (the orchestra is no LPO) but as compensation the emotional temperature is higher than in any other Tennstedt recording of this work - the music sweeps along irresistably without undercutting the conductor's fundamentally broad and weighty approach.

Gramophone Magazine, April 2013
The Brahmsian bloom is there, the euphonious blend, and there's even an old-fashioned ritardando at the climax of the first movement...The gains are in the intimacy of a smaller group, not least in the slow movement...and there is undeniable immediacy and bite to the main Allegro of the finale...Tennstedt collectors will want it.

MusicWeb International, 26th June 2013
Overall, this performance of Martinu's is an impressive achievement...This is a terrific reading of the Brahms symphony and whilst I remain a strong admirer of the two later live readings I'm very glad indeed to have this somewhat different and more urgent interpretation in my Tennstedt collection.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Funkstudio Villa Berg des SDR Stuttgart (04/26/1973); Stadttheater, Göppingen (04/26/1973); Funkstudio Villa Berg des SDR Stuttgart (09/24/1976); Stadttheater, Göppingen (09/24/1976).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony
  • Running Time: 43 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Symphony no 4
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Notes: Composition written: 04/01/1945-06/14/1945.
  • Running Time: 32 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral