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Brahms: Serenade No 1 / Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/26/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 410654   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This performance was first included in a box of seven records forming part of DG's 150th anniversary celebration of Brahms's birth and was in general well received by RL: his one slight reservation was that comparative LP recordings under Boult and Haitink had more spaciousness about them. However, I am quite content with what I hear here. I admit that the orchestra is a little too closely recorded but that is far outweighed by, among others delights, the enchanting playing of the BPO woodwind; and I like the way Abbado emphasizes the pastoral aspects of the score, remembering that though Brahms first called the work a ''Symphony-Serenade'' he later dropped the first word of that title.

-- Gramophone [5/1987]
This performance was first included in a box of seven records forming part of DG's 150th anniversary celebration of Brahms's birth and was in general well received by RL: his one slight reservation was that comparative LP recordings under Boult and Haitink had more spaciousness about them. However, I am quite content with what I hear here. I admit that the orchestra is a little too closely recorded but that is far outweighed by, among others delights, the enchanting playing of the BPO woodwind; and I like the way Abbado emphasizes the pastoral aspects of the score, remembering that though Brahms first called the work a ''Symphony-Serenade'' he later dropped the first word of that title.

-- Gramophone [5/1987]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 

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