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BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 / Hungarian Dances Nos. 2, 4-9 (orch. Breiner)


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BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 / Hungarian Dances Nos. 2, 4-9 (orch. Breiner)

“With this opening release (Naxos 8.557428 – Brahms Symphony No. 1), we can only sit back and wait with tremendous anticipation for the remaining three symphonies to be released. This is a recording that can be set alongside Klemperer and Karajan and hold pride of place.” (MusicWeb- International)

The fourth and final release in the major new Naxos cycle of Brahms Symphonies featuring the London Philharmonic and Marin Alsop presents the Symphony No. 4, which won immediate success at the time of its 1885 première and was praised by the critic Hanslick for its demonstration of the composer’s mastery of ‘all the secrets of counterpoint, harmony and invention’. It is coupled with seven of Brahms’s Hungarian Dances imaginatively orchestrated by Peter Breiner in a special Naxos commission for this recording.

Brahms, Johannes

  Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
1.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:12:41
2.   II. Andante moderato 00:12:44
3.   III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto 00:06:03
4.   IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro 00:10:20

Brahms, Johannes
Breiner, Peter, arranger(s)

  21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra) (excerpts)
5.   Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D Minor 00:03:41
6.   Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F - Sharp Minor 00:05:11
7.   Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor 00:02:38
8.   Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D Major 00:03:49
9.   Hungarian Dance No. 7 in F Major 00:01:54
10.   Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A Minor 00:03:19
11.   Hungarian Dance No. 9 in E Minor 00:02:21

Total Playing Time: 01:04:41

Brahms, Johannes

Breiner, Peter

Alsop, Marin

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570233

Barcode: 0747313023370

Physical Release: 09/2007

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