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Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Masur, Leipzig Gewandhaus

Brahms / Lgo / Masur
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186182  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

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To hear Masur and his orchestra at their best one should turn to the middle movements of the middle symphonies where they memorably catch the mezza voce mood of the two intermezzi, where the Third Symphony's Andante is beautifully motioned and sung, the old-world state of the clarinets at fig. C perfectly grasped and reproduced, and where the Second Symphony's expansive lyricism is treated to phrasing of great lightness and charm. – Gramophone [9/1979]
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

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To hear Masur and his orchestra at their best one should turn to the middle movements of the middle symphonies where they memorably catch the mezza voce mood of the two intermezzi, where the Third Symphony's Andante is beautifully motioned and sung, the old-world state of the clarinets at fig. C perfectly grasped and reproduced, and where the Second Symphony's expansive lyricism is treated to phrasing of great lightness and charm. – Gramophone [9/1979]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
5.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
6.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 

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