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Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No 2; Brahms / Dorati, London So


Release Date: 02/16/1993 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434326   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George EnescuJohannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Enescu's impassioned, unexpectedly sombre Second Romanian Rhapsody opens this latest LSO/ Dorati package from the vintage Mercury stable: though far less memorable than its indelible predecessor, it remains an attractive essay, and Dorati gauges its brooding melancholy most instinctively. Once available on an old Philips Universo LP, the same conductor's three-quarters complete selection of Brahms's Hungarian Dances (the five missing are Nos. 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16) makes invigorating listening. Not surprisingly, given his own ethnic roots, Dnrati's effervescent conducting betokens a genuine charisma for this repertoire, and the combination of some captivatingly flexible rubato and an exhilarating LSO response undoubtedly comprises a Read more treasurable experience.

Dorati's mobile, affectionate conception of the Haydn Variations has something of the disarming freshness and spontaneity of Pierre Monteux's famous account with this same group (available in the USA on a budget London Weekend Classics CD coupled with Monteux's VPO Brahms Second). A sparkling collection, then, given characteristically vivid, remarkably undated Mercury sound.

-- Gramophone [8/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Romanian Rhapsody no 2 in D major, Op. 11 no 2 by George Enescu
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, England 
2.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
3.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 6 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
4.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
5.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 21 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
6.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 11 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
7.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 2 in D minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
8.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
9.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 10 in F major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
10.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 3 in F major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
11.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 18 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
12.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 17 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
13.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 19 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
14.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 20 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
15.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 12 in D minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
16.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 15 in B flat major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
17.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 4 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 
18.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1957 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, England 

Sound Samples

Roumanian Rhapsody in D, Op.11, No.2
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor
Hungarian Dance No.6 in D flat - Orchestrated by A. Parlow (?-1888)
Hungarian Dance No.7 in F Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A - Orchestrated by A. Hallén (1846-1925)
Hungarian Dance No.21 in E minor - Orchestrated by A. Dvorák (1841-1904)
Hungarian Dance No.11 in D minor - Orchestrated by Albert Parlow (?-1888)
Hungarian Dance No.2 in D minor - Orchestrated by Johan Andreas Hallén (1846-1925)
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor - Orchestrated by Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.10 in F - Orchestrated by Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.3 in F - Orchestrated by Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.18 in D - Orchestrated by A. Dvorák (1841-1904)
Hungarian Dance No.17 in F sharp minor - Orchestrated by A. Dvorák (1841-1904)
Hungarian Dance No.19 in B minor - Orchestrated by A. Dvorák (1841-1904)
Hungarian Dance No.20 in E minor - Orchestrated by A. Dvorák (1841-1904)
Hungarian Dance No.12 in D minor - Orchestrated by Albert Parlow (?-1888)
Hungarian Dance No.15 in B flat - Orchestrated by Albert Parlow (?-1888)
Hungarian Dance No.4 in F sharp minor - Orchestrated by A. Hallén (1846-1925)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Theme: "Chorale St. Antoni"
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation I: Poco piů animato
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation II: Piů vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation III: Con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation IV: Andante con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation V: Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation VI: Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation VII: Grazioso
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Variation VIII: Presto non troppo
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a: Finale: Andante

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