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Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Kuhn, Bolzano-trento Haydn Orchestra


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Col Legno   Catalog #: 60015   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First the Beethoven delirium, now the Brahms fever: following their sensational success with the complete Beethoven symphonies, Gustav Kuhn and the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento continue with the complete symphonic works of Brahms. A logical sequel, given that already conductor Hans von Bülow, a contemporary of Brahms, claimed that Brahms' first symphony actually was Beethoven's "tenth." Brahms himself used to feel a symphonic discomfort about "always hearing a giant like Beethoven marching in his wake." But then the late Romantic composer went for it, four times all told, and guided the symphonic genre from the classic into the future, as Kuhn and his orchestra demonstrate in an impressive performance: a Read more differentiated chamber-music display combined with a prophetic orchestral gesture, enabling the listener to experience Brahms' symphonies in all their facets. Read less

Works on This Recording

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

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