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Knappertsbusch Conducts Brahms & Haydn


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Idis   Catalog #: 6730  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFranz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this release IDIS presents to the audience an authentic rarity: the brilliant Brahms’ Third Symphony recorded at the Berlin Radio with the Berliner Philarmoniker in 1950. In this touching recording with a very high sound quality for that time, Knappertsbusch reveals himself a great performer and interpreter of Brahms music very far from that rhetoric that so many German performers used to give to this works which is instead , by its nature, the most intimist and reflexive among Brahms Symphonies. The Haydn Symphony no 94 in a very modern version ends the CD, also live recorded in 1950, where Knappertsbusch is against any concession to poor sense of humor and to the so called “ Vienna good temper” which for two centuries have Read more characterized the interpretation of Brahms Symphonies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
2.
Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 

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