Sir Colin Davis conducts Brahms / Bavarian Radio Symphony

Release Date: 1/5/2018
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985463862
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johannes Brahms’s four symphonies, as well as his major concertos, the Haydn Variations and both overtures, are released in a cycle by Sir Colin Davis and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, made during his celebrated period as Chief Conductor in the 1980s and 90s, on five CDs. Kyoko Takezawa is soloist in the Violin Concerto, while Gerhard Oppitz plays the two piano concertos with “refreshing alacrity” (ClassicsToday.com). MusicWeb International found that Davis’s symphonies made “a superbly consistent cycle without a weak moment”.

 

REVIEWS:

 

Gerhard Oppitz plays the two piano concertos with refreshing alacrity.

 

– ClassicsToday.com

 

Colin Davis’s performancesw of the symphonies make a a superbly consistent cycle without a weak moment.

 

– MusicWeb International

Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876 ; Austria
2. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
3. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Austria
4. Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Austria
5. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Austria
6. Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Austria
7. Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Austria
8. Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858 ; Germany
9. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Kyoko Takezawa (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
10. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
11. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
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