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Brahms: Symphony No 1; Beethoven: Egmont / Thielemann

Release Date: 05/15/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000880002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLudwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...this live 2005 performance by the Munich Philharmonic, conducted by Christian Thielemann, is an exciting addition to the catalog. It also provides a good indication of the impact Mr. Thielemann, who had become the principal conductor of this historically eminent yet uneven orchestra the year before, was already having on it...
The dynamic Mr. Thielemann, 48, a self-proclaimed bearer of the Austro-German musical heritage, seems fully committed to the orchestra. This recording, which includes an electrifying account of Beethoven's "Egmont" Overture, bodes well for his tenure...
Under his guidance, the Munich Philharmonic sounds terrific. The playing is vibrant, secure and sonorous.
A hallmark of Mr.
Read more Thielemann's work is his keen awareness of the musical rhetoric in sprawling scores like the Brahms First. The layout of the phrases comes through with striking clarity. It is always apparent whether inner voices and sustained harmonies are meant to support, engage or combat other elements. The symphony seems at once more lucid than in many performances yet volatile, menacing and triumphant, because Brahms's bold strokes are rendered with such incisiveness.

Anthony Tommasini, NEW YORK TIMES
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Venue:  Live 
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live 

Sound Samples

Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" op.84: Overture
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 2. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68: 4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro

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