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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 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Un poco sostenuto_Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 (1996 Digital Remaster): IV. Adagio_Allegro non troppo ma con brio
Tragic Overture Op. 81 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Academic Festival Overture Op. 80 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio non troppo
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Allegretto grazioso
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Poco allegretto
Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 (1996 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro

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