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Brahms: Symphony No 4, Requiem / Jochum, Tennstedt


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Double Fforte Catalog #: 69518   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jessye NormanJorma Hynninen
Conductor:  Eugen JochumKlaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraBBC Symphony ChorusLondon Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eugen Jochum’s Brahms might be described as ‘slimmed-down’ Furtwangler. Many of the gestures are remarkably familiar... The Fourth witnesses parallel accelerations in tempo (first and last movements especially) while the Second ‘opens out’ very much a la Furtwangler and the finale’s heady peroration will have you leaping from your armchair. Still, it would be cruelly misleading to suggest that Jochum’s Brahms is merely an urbane re-enactment of his great predecessor. There are many points of departure, not least in the way he blends and dovetails instrumental lines and the sort of sound he draws from his respective orchestras – so much leaner than Furtwangler’s. The playing, too, is extremely polished – sleek in the Fourth’s Allegro giocoso Read more and warmly blended in the more lyrical episodes [such as the] Andante moderato... Extremely enjoyable.

-- Gramophone [1/1997]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
2. German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Jorma Hynninen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
3. Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1871; Austria 
Language: German 

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