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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 - Haydn: Symphony No. 101 / Klemperer, BRSO

Brahms / Klemperer
Release Date: 08/02/2019 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900717  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFranz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Otto Klemperer was one of the most important German conductors of the 20th century. After his return from emigration he guest-conducted some of the most important orchestras in Germany - including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. He did not assume the position of Chief Conductor in his homeland again, however: he felt estranged and alienated from post-war Germany, and this was compounded by his advanced age and poor health.

In April 1956, Klemperer conducted the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for the very first time – the debut of a man who was almost 71 years old. Up to May 1969, he would conduct a total of eleven evening concerts in Munich. The audiences were always just as delighted as the
Read more critics. The latter emphasized the "utmost perfection" of his interpretations and were aware that, due to the conductor’s advanced age and state of health, the Munich concerts bore "the seal of the unrepeatable", and that "those fortunate enough to hear these concerts will remember them all their lives". This new album from BR-KLASSIK features Klemperer's interpretations of Haydn's Symphony No. 101, "The Clock" (recorded in the concerts of October 18 and 19, 1956), and Brahms' Fourth Symphony (recorded on September 26 and 27, 1957). - Both works form part of the core classical and romantic symphonic concert repertoire with which Klemperer, like his Munich orchestra, was so familiar. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 9/1957 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, FRG 
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1956 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, FRG 

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