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Brahms: 4 Symphonien / Jochum, Berliner Philharmoniker


Release Date: 07/01/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 449715   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are real performances, with minimal editing, and all the flow, coherence and occasional imprecision which that implies. Jochum’s tempi are flexible and well-judged, apart from a rather hurried first movement in the Third Symphony, and the tempo relationships within movements are always natural – the finale of the Fourth Symphony is a model here. The sound of the Berlin PO (very much Furtwängler’s orchestra at the time) is muscular, with vibrant strings, characterful woodwind and finely honed internal balance. To be enjoyed.

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
These are real performances, with minimal editing, and all the flow, coherence and occasional imprecision which that implies. Jochum’s tempi are flexible and well-judged, apart from a rather hurried first movement in the Third Symphony, and the tempo relationships within movements are always natural – the finale of the Fourth Symphony is a model here. The sound of the Berlin PO (very much Furtwängler’s orchestra at the time) is muscular, with vibrant strings, characterful woodwind and finely honed internal balance. To be enjoyed.

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Length: 45 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Length: 39 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Length: 34 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Length: 40 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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