Brahms: Symphonies 1-4

Philippe Jordan · Conductor

Works

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in c minor op. 68
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major op. 90
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in e minor op. 98

Tracks

CD 1
45:26
Johannes Brahms
1.
1. Satz: Un poco sostenuto – Allegro
15:34
2.
2. Satz: Andante sostenuto
8:19
3.
3. Satz: Un poco Allegretto e grazioso
4:41
4.
4. Satz: Adagio – Più Andante – Allegro non troppo ma con brio – Più allegro
16:52
CD 2
43:23
Symphonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 73
1.
1. Satz: Allegro non troppo
19:33
2.
2. Satz: Adagio non troppo – L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
9:08
3.
3. Satz: Allegretto grazioso – Presto man non assai – Tempo I
5:22
4.
4. Satz: Allegro con spirito
9:20
CD 3
35:57
Symphonie Nr. 3 F-Dur op. 90
1.
1. Satz: Allegro con brio
12:34
2.
2. Satz: Andante
8:28
3.
3. Satz: Poco allegretto
5:51
4.
4. Satz: Allegro
9:04
CD 4
39:19
Symphonie Nr. 4 e-moll op. 98
1.
1. Satz: Allegro non troppo
12:42
2.
2. Satz: Andante moderato
10:42
3.
3. Satz: Allegro giocoso – Poco meno presto – Tempo I
6:08
4.
4. Satz: Allegro energico e passionato – Più Allegro
9:47
Total playing time164:05

Info

After the critically acclaimed recording of Beethoven's nine symphonies, the Wiener Symphoniker present now under the direction of their outgoing Music Director Philippe Jordan another cyclical recording: The Symphonies by Johannes Brahms. It had taken 14 years of preparatory work before Brahms ventured to complete his First Symphony in 1876. The four symphonies that emerged in the following decade are not only touching measurements of the human soul's landscape but also the central creative legacy of the great romantic composer. They have been inextricably linked to Vienna, which had been since 1872 the composer's adopted home, as well as to the history of the Wiener Symphoniker. They were recorded in autumn 2019 in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, which meets the acoustic requirements of Brahms' symphonies like no other concert hall. After all two of them had been premiered here while the other two had been performed here for the first time in Austria. This latest CD production by the Wiener Symphoniker also marks the end of Philippe Jordan's tenure as Music Director of the orchestra. With this further culmination of their artistic collaboration, the aegis of Jordan as the musical director of the orchestra ends after six gratifying and formative years.

This latest CD production by the Wiener Symphoniker also marks the end of Philippe Jordan's tenure as Music Director.

Booklet

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