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Brahms: The Four Symphonies; Academic Festival & Tragic Overtures; Haydn Variations / Barbirolli

Brahms / Barbirolli,John
Release Date: 01/29/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 553993   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of Brahms held an important place in Sir John Barbirolli’s repertoire and these recordings of the symphonies, made with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1966 and 1967, stand as one of the peaks of his discography. Barbirolli’s relationship with this music is rooted in his time as an orchestral cellist, and these performances are notable for their rich, ripe sonorities and expansive warmth. The music of Brahms held an important place in Sir John Barbirolli’s repertoire and these recordings of the symphonies, made with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1966 and 1967, stand as one of the peaks of his discography. Barbirolli’s relationship with this music is rooted in his time as an orchestral cellist, and these performances are notable for their rich, ripe sonorities and expansive warmth. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
2.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
5.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
6.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
7.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 

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