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Brahms: Symphonies, Overtures, Ein Deutsches Requiem / Klemperer [4-CD Set]


Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 043382   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsUnspecified
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauRalph DownesElisabeth SchwarzkopfChrista Ludwig
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Otto Klemperer s death, EMI Classics pays tribute to the incomparable conductor with the release of an extensive edition of luxurious yet affordably-priced box sets.

Besides being a great conductor Otto Klemperer was also a composer and when listening to his compositions you are left in no doubt that he was much influenced by the music of Brahms. Klemperer Edition: Brahms is a comprehensive 4-CD collection of Brahms recordings. The set features all four symphonies as well as the Academic Festival Overture and Tragic Overtures and the "Haydn" Variations. In 1961 Klemperer returned to recording Brahms by committing his classic performance of Ein deutsches Requiem to disc.
Read more With the soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as soloists and the magnificent Philharmonia Chorus this recording has remained a firm fixture in the EMI Classics catalog since its first release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (), Ralph Downes (Organ), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf ()
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
2.
Untitled CD-ROM Track by Unspecified
Period: Modern 
3.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
5.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
6.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
7.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
8.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
9.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
10.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 

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 Brahms by Otto Klemperer May 2, 2013 By Majid Abbasi (Toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "One of the greatest Brahms' cycle I have ever heard!" Report Abuse
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