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Brahms: Symphonie No 3, Etc / James Levine, Von Otter, Et Al


Release Date: 08/06/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439887   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

James Levine is unquestionably a great Brahms conductor... There are no disappointments anywhere in this set, and there are countless outstanding moments...particularly the Third [Symphony], a work that Levine always did particularly well. The opening is wonderfully passionate, the wind playing in the slow movement gorgeous, and the finale epic. This last quality also pervades the Fourth's concluding passacaglia, but never at the expense of necessary forward momentum... The sonics are big and rich, and very flattering to the orchestra, while the equally sympathetic accounts of the Alto Rhapsody and Tragic Overture make welcome bonuses.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the set of complete Brahms
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 39 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 13 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 12 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 

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