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Brahms, Schumann: Symphony No 1 / Karajan, Berlin Po


Release Date: 02/13/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447408   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsRobert Schumann
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The good news is that these new reissues sound terrific: There is almost none of the quasi-metallic scraping and dry, air-between-the-notes sound that so irritated listeners when the new digital technology emerged in the middle 1980s. The bad news is that listeners may find themselves, yet once more, buying new copies of their favorite recordings. To take one example, compare the new transfer of the Karajan-Berlin Philharmonic Schumann Symphony No. 1 (coupled with Brahms' Symphony No. 1) to the 1990 transfer. The opening horn call is more clearly focused, not shrill as in the 1990 transfer, and the fanfare that follows has the solidity and richness of the 1972 LP issue."

- Stephen Wigler, The Baltimore Sun,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1963 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 45 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 30 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 4. Allegro animato e grazioso
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 2. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro
Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 4. Allegro animato e grazioso

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