Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1–4, Tragic Overture, Double Concerto & Serenade No 2

  • Catalogue Number LSO0070
    UPC 822231107026

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

    Symphony No 1 & Serenade No 2 recorded May 2003, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 2, Double Concerto & Tragic Overture recorded May 2003, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 3 recorded June 2004, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 4 recorded June 2004, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • 'A classic recording.'
    The Independent

    'Enchanting ... The sense we have here is of a musician re-discovering a piece he once loved and mistakenly thought he knew.'
    Gramophone

    '[The Fourth exceeds] even the standards of its predecessors in its slowly building tension, superb string sheen and breath-taking climax.'
    The Observer

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Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra


After struggling for years to come to terms with his fear of comparison to Beethoven, Brahms finally completed his First Symphony at the age of 43. It was hailed as a triumph and the remaining symphonies followed relatively easily.

Composer   Brahms
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Gordan Nikolitch, Tim Hugh

Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No 1 in C Minor: I. Un poco sostenuto - allegro
2. Symphony No 1 in C Minor: II. Andante sostenuto
3. Symphony No 1 in C Minor: III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
4. Symphony No 1 in C Minor: IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
5. Tragic Overture in D Minor

Disc 2
1. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor: I. Allegro
2. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor: II. Andante
3. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor: III. Vivace non troppo
4. Symphony No 2 in D Major: I. Allegro non troppo
5. Symphony No 2 in D Major: II. Adagio non troppo
6. Symphony No 2 in D Major: III. Allegretto grazioso
7. Symphony No 2 in D Major: IV. Allegro con spirito

Disc 3
1. Serenade No 2 in A-Flat Major: I. Allegro moderato
2. Serenade No 2 in A-Flat Major: II. Scherzo vivace
3. Serenade No 2 in A-Flat Major: III. Adagio non troppo
4. Serenade No 2 in A-Flat Major: IV. Quasi menuetto
5. Serenade No 2 in A-Flat Major: V. Rondo: Allegro
6. Symphony No 3 in F Major: I. Allegro con brio
7. Symphony No 3 in F Major: II. Andante
8. Symphony No 3 in F Major, Op 90: III. Poco allegretto
9. Symphony No 3 in F Major, Op 90: IV. Allegro

Disc 4
1. Symphony No 4 in E Minor: I. Allegro non troppo
2. Symphony No 4 in E Minor: II. Andante moderato
3. Symphony No 4 in E Minor: III. Allegro giocoso
4. Symphony No 4 in E Minor: IV. Allegro energico e passionato

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