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Brahms: Symphony No 1 / Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic

Brahms / Hamburger Philharmoniker / Young
Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 675   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Simone Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Hans von Bülow made the witty remark that Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony, which was born only after the greatest trials, doubts and qualms, is actually “Beethoven’s Tenth”. But despite all the work’s apparent references to Beethoven’s symphonic creations, this is of course a misunderstanding. Brahms himself said that if one were to write a Symphony based on Beethoven, it would have to be “much different”. What this “difference” would consist of was discussed much later by Schoenberg, and only after the passage of time was Brahms recognized as a pioneer of modern music, i.e. due to such compositional practices as the development of all
Read more processes from one common germ cell, variations at all musical levels, cross- and back-references, and last but not least, a certain scorn for the notion of “divine inspiration”. Instead, he focused on making the material his own through a nearly academic process of examining the methods available for use.
This recording documents an encounter between tradition and modernity. The venerable Laeiszhalle in Hamburg is the scene for a Brahms recording in audiophile, high-resolution SACD technology with the historic Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, which has made such a furor in recent years with its recordings of the original versions of the Bruckner Symphonies. Under GMD Simone Young, the orchestra succeeds in developing new, current and exciting views of traditional repertoire.
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Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Simone Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio

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