Notes and Editorial Reviews
As a superb violinist Andrew Manze has released a great variety of award-winning CDs, often of Baroque music. Manze’s repertoire as a conductor is even larger and here he directs the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in the complete symphonies of Brahms.
"He who releases the symphonies of Brahms in a new recording does not have to justify himself. The musical quality of the works and the fact that they have occupied a central place in the work of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1912, speak for themselves. The present recording of the Brahms symphonies is unusual in that it avails itself of a ‘post-historically-informed practice,’ since many decisions pertaining to technical performance rely on corresponding historical attestations yet do not put these to use on authentic historical instruments but on conventional modern ones." – Andrew Manze (translated from German)