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Brahms: Serenades No 1 & 2 / McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque

Brahms / Philharmonia Baroque Orch / Mcgegan
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Philharmonia Baroque (Label)   Catalog #: 5  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music Director Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra bring to life the depth and brilliance of Brahms' two orchestral Serenades on this disc, recorded live at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California. In the late 1850s, Brahms took on the post of choral director at the court of Lippe-Detmold. The position provided him access to an orchestra, and Brahms took full advantage of his good fortune. The two orchestral Serenades were the great composer's first efforts in the genre, and in the tradition of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, they are light-hearted, lyrical and sunny. The second is notable for scoring that excludes violins. In both works, color, charm, wit (and a nod to Classical formal traditions) are present Read more in abundance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
2.
Serenade no 2 in A major, Op. 16 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858-1859; Germany 

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