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Brahms: The Symphonies / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic

Bernstein / Brahms / Vpo
Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000983209  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Directed by Humphrey Burton

2 DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4331 |G|H 2|
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Introductions in English
Subtitles: German/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

* Between 1981 and 1984 Leonard Bernstein recorded nearly all of Brahms´s orchestral works with the Wiener Philharmoniker to honor the 150th anniversary of the composer´s birth in 1983.
* For the concertos, Bernstein enlisted the services of some of the finest Brahms interpreters of the time: the violoninst Gidon Kremer, the cellist Mischa Maisky and the pianist Krystian Zimerman.

R E V I E W S

"Nobody conducts Brahms
Read more with as much originality and imagination as Leonard Bernstein. Nobody but Bernstein summons such warmth, humanity and sheer inspiration from the Wiener Philharmoniker." - USA Today

"Humphrey Burton captures the relationship these players have with their instruments and their music. The camera revisits them so frequently from one performance to the next, it’s like getting to know the secondary characters in a drama." - USA Today
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
2. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
3. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
4. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 

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