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Bruno Walter Edition - Brahms Symphony 4, Tragic Overture, Schicksalslied


Release Date: 10/31/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64472   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraOccidental College Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Columbia Symphony may not have been a first-class orchestra, but Bruno Walter trained to do the right things, and it responded with first-class accounts of the Brahms symphonies. While there are instances of less-than-crack ensemble, there is also some very fine first-desk playing, and the performances as a whole are marked by a natural feeling of movement, phrasing, and expression. Walter’s approach to the music is kindly, caring, wonderfully whole – sunny but not overly brilliant, warm but not overly heated, sincere but not overly impassioned. Anyone who thinks that means the conductor was slow, shapeless, or indulgent should listen. There is thrust here, and plenty of momentum. The recordings are closely miked and somewhat Read more bass-heavy, but in Sony’s 20-bit remastering the sound is wonderfully alive and direct. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1959 
2.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1960 
3.
Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Occidental College Consort
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1871; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/09/1961 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I
IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più Allegro
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Schicksalslied, Op. 54

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