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Hermann Abendroth conducts Great Orchestral Works


Release Date: 10/11/2019 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 19000  
Composer:  Anton BrucknerJohannes BrahmsLudwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hermann Abendroth (1883–1956) was just three years older than Wilhelm Furtwängler. These two great conductors of the German Romantic orchestral tradition remained in their senior posts during the Third Reich – Furtwängler in Berlin, Abendroth in Leipzig – and suffered the consequences in the early post-war period of not having openly opposed the Nazi regime. After working in Munich, Lübeck and Essen in the early years of his career, Abendroth was from 1915 to 1934 leader of the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne and from 1925 director of the city's conservatory and of the Music Festival of the Lower Rhine, becoming director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig in 1934 after Bruno Walter was forced out by the Nazis. Even as Read more late as March 1945 Abendroth was conducting what were presumably the last symphonic works performed there, to be heard on the albums of this collection alongside Bruckner's Seventh recorded in February 1956, just a few months before his death on May 29 of that year. When his work at the Gewandhaus came to an end in 1945 Abendroth initially found a new field of activity with the newly constituted Radio Symphony Orchestra of Leipzig, later assuming a similar position in Berlin, where he was able to pass on to the post-war orchestral generation the experience of his successful conducting career. He had gained the requisite know-how in the early years of his training, since one of his teachers was Felix Mottl, who from 1886 to 1906 was one of the most important conductors in Bayreuth, to whom posterity is indebted for the orchestral arrangement of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
6.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
7.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
8.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
9.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Written: 1808 
13.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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