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Brahms: Symphonies 1-3, Overtures / Jochum, London SO


Release Date: 02/18/1997 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 69515   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...outstandingly full and vivid... The high drama of the First Symphony immediately shows Jochum at his most persuavive. Equally, No. 2 is a warmly lyrical reading... The Third Symphony represents the peak of Jochum's cycle, and his is among the most rewarding versions of this work... He conveys the full weight and warmth of the work with generally spacious speeds, finely moulded.

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition]


I often play the sterling performances of the symphonies 1-3 conducted by Eugen Jochum with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Kingsway Hall, London in 1956 on EMI Classics 5695152. Re-mastered at Abbey Road studios, Jochum’s sound is excellent too.

-- Michael Cookson,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
4.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
5.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 

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