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Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra [2 DVD]

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
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is conducted by Kurt Masur in their first-ever recording of all four Johannes Brahms symphonies, from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 1991.

Kurt Masur also gives an in-depth interview prior to each symphony, both thought-provoking and stimulating, in which he talks about his family background and his long association with this world-famous orchestra, having studied, like many members of the orchestra, at the Leipzig Conservatoire.

He also discusses Brahms' four symphonies which he sees as a single great inspiration, with each symphony like a separate movement, together amounting to the symphony of Brahms' life. It is fascinating to hear them performed as a cycle with a consistent approach and by a conductor and an orchestra with such a distinguished and distinctive tradition.

If you believe, as Kurt Masur does, that hte four symphonies are related, that one leads to the other and together they form a single grand symphonic sweep, then it can make you hear them in a totally different way.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 197 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885