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Brahms: Symphonies Nos 2 & 3 / Szell, Cleveland Orchestra


Release Date: 01/03/1992 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 47652   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Szell's performances are very satisfying indeed. His Brahms is robust in strong movements, yet expressive in quiet ones, even if not so deeply embtional as we hear from some conductors. He practically never allows any mannerisms of interpretation, 'points' that can become so tiresome with repeated playing of a record, yet interpretations are never without character... As to the playing, it is very fine; and it is good to be reminded again of this orchestra's soaring violins, its distinguished solo playing, its corporate discipline and rhythm. Very thrilling Brahms.

-- Gramophone [10/1973, reviewing these recordings on LP]
Szell's performances are very satisfying indeed. His Brahms is robust in strong movements, yet expressive in quiet ones, even if not so deeply embtional as we hear from some conductors. He practically never allows any mannerisms of interpretation, 'points' that can become so tiresome with repeated playing of a record, yet interpretations are never without character... As to the playing, it is very fine; and it is good to be reminded again of this orchestra's soaring violins, its distinguished solo playing, its corporate discipline and rhythm. Very thrilling Brahms.

-- Gramophone [10/1973, reviewing these recordings on LP]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1967 
2. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1964 

Customer Reviews

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 Brahms is awesome April 15, 2012 By Barbara H. (Lincolnshire, IL) See All My Reviews "The cleveland Orchestra is a remarkable machine under the baton of maestro Szell. Thoroughly enjoyable rendition of Brahms 2 & 3" Report Abuse
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