Brahms: Symphony No 4

  • Catalogue Number
    CD LSO0057
    SACD Hybrid LSO0547

    UPC 822231104728

    James Mallinson producer
    Neil Hutchinson balance engineer

    Recorded June 2004, Barbican, London

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

  • Disc of the Month
    Artistique 10 Technique 10

    'The crowning glory of Bernard Haitink's Brahms cycle.'
    BBC Radio 3 CD Review

    'This is the crowning instalment in a series ... This ranks with such classic Fourths as Kleiber's, Karajan's with the Philharmonia, Toscanini's NBC version from 1951.' Hi-Fi News

    'Each of the four movements is firmly and satisfyingly shaped, detail and phrasing always nicely judged. Haitink finds more light and shade than many interpreters do, effectively pointing the expressive and textural extremes ... the orchestra plays superbly for him throughout. Though it's best to hear the disc on an SACD system, the sound is also excellent on a standard two-channel CD player.' BBC Music Magazine


Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra

Loaded with German Romanticism and including variations on a Bach cantata, Brahms final symphony is a remarkable example of his mastery of symphonic composition. A rich, warm work that builds on a sense of movement and intensity right up to the final bars. This release also represents the completion of Bernard Haitink's celebrated LSO Live Brahms cycle that has included the symphonies, Double Concerto, Tragic Overture and Serenade No 2.

Composer   Brahms
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
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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