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Brahms: Cycle / Welser-Most, Cleveland Orchestra

Brahms,J. / Fischer,Julia / Most,Franz Welser
Release Date: 01/08/2016 
Label:  Belvedere   Catalog #: 8005  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Julia FischerYefim Bronfman
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available on Blu-ray

The Cleveland Orchestra is the "aristocrat among American orchestras" (The Telegraph), and the ensemble's music director Franz Welser-Most, leads them with verve and precision. These three discs from Belvedere (DVD and Blu-ray) feature six and a half hours of music, presenting a cycle of all the major orchestral works of Johannes Brahms. Included are the complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos, the Violin Concerto, the Tragic Overture, the Academic Festival Overture, and the Haydn Variations. Soloists include violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Yefim Bronfman.
Also available on Blu-ray

The Cleveland Orchestra is the "aristocrat among American orchestras" (The Telegraph), and the ensemble's music director Franz Welser-Most, leads them with verve and precision. These three discs from Belvedere (DVD and Blu-ray) feature six and a half hours of music, presenting a cycle of all the major orchestral works of Johannes Brahms. Included are the complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos, the Violin Concerto, the Tragic Overture, the Academic Festival Overture, and the Haydn Variations. Soloists include violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Yefim Bronfman.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
2.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
5.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
6.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
7.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
8.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 You hear the Cleveland in their home and in other February 26, 2016 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "A fine collection representing all of Brahms' most important works except A German Requiem. The interview with Welser-Most was interesting. He comes across as a practical, down-to-earth person. I expected his excellent command of the English language but was unprepared for his very American accent. He sounds more like an American than a European. Six or seven years ago I journeyed from my Mississippi home to Cleveland to hear Meistro Welser-Most conduct the Beethoven Missa Solemnis in Cleveland's beautiful newly renovated Severence Hall. (When I heard George Szell conduct the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in this Beethoven masterpiece on the Orchestra's archival CD it was like hearing the work for the first time.) The Cleveland Orchestra under Szell's successors has retained the UNIQUE qualities that Szell instilled in the orchestra he built. Among these is the attitude that your performance is about THE MUSIC. It is NOT about YOU. In keeping with this attitude was that when the concert master played the ethereal solo in the Benedictus he remained seated. He did not stand up most others do. At the end of his present contract Melser-Most will have been the Cleveland's conductor longer than anyone except George Szell." Report Abuse
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