Brahms: Complete Orchestral Music
Kurt Masur
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4840144
Barcode
00028948401444
Format
8-CD
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JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)

 

CD 1

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68                                                                                                            

Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a                                                                                                            

 

CD 2  

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73                                                                                                            

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90                                                                                                             

 

CD 3  

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98                                                                                                            

Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80                                                                                                          

Tragische Ouvertüre, Op. 81                                                                                                                          

 

CD 4  

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77                                                                                                              

Salvatore Accardo, violin

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102                                                          

Salvatore Accardo, violin; Heinrich Schiff, cello

 

CD 5               

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15                                                                                                  

Misha Dichter, piano

            

CD 6               

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83                                                                                           

Misha Dichter, piano

 

CD 7  

Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11                                                                                                              

Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16                                                                                                              

 

CD 8               

Hungarian Dances Nos. 1–21                                                                                                                         

 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Kurt Masur

Track previews
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 6 in D-Flat Major
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: 4. Allegro
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: 1. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: 2. Andante moderato
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: 3. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98: 4. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: 2. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: 2. Allegro appassionato
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: 1. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: 2. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: 4. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: 1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: 2. Andante
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: 3. Poco allegretto
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: 3. Andante - Più adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: 1. Allegro non troppo
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 7 in A Major
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 2. Scherzo (Allegro non troppo) - Trio (Poco più moto)
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: 3. Adagio non troppo
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: 4. Quasi menuetto - Trio
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: 5. Rondo (Allegro)
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 1 in G Minor
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 2 in D Minor
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 3 in F Major
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 4 in F-Sharp Minor
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version: No. 5 in G Minor
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: 4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 1. Allegro molto
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 3. Adagio non troppo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: 3. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 4. Menuetto I-II
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 5. Scherzo (Allegro)
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: 6. Rondo (Allegro)
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: 1. Allegro moderato
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16: 2. Scherzo (Vivace)
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102: 1. Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102: 2. Andante
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102: 3. Vivace non troppo - Poco meno allegro - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: 1. Maestoso - Poco più moderato
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: 2. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 2. Andante sostenuto
Recording information

CD 1-3

Recording Producers and Engineers: Bernd Runge, Claus Strüben, Heinz Wegner (Symphonies Nos. 1–4, Akademische Festouvertüre, Tragische Ouvertüre, Haydn Variations)

Recording Location: Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany, January 1973 (No. 4), 25–27 February 1973 (Tragische Ouvertüre), 27–29 October 1976 (No. 2), September 1975 & October 1976 (No. 1), 4–5 January 1977 (No. 3, Akademische Festouvertüre); 13–16 September 1978 (Haydn Variations)

Original Philips LP Releases: 9500 514 (Symphony No. 1); 9500 515 (Symphony No. 2, Haydn Variations); 9500 516 (Symphony No. 3, Tragische Ouvertüre); 9500 517 (Symphony No. 4, Akademische Festouvertüre); 6769 009 (Symphonies, Overtures: boxed set)

 

CD 4

Recording Supervisor: Heinz Wegner

Recording Engineer: Claus Strüben

Recording Location: Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany, 13–16 September 1978

Original Philips LP Releases: 9500 624 (Violin Concerto); 9500 623 (Double Concerto)

 

CD 5-6

Recording Producer: Bernd Runge (Piano Concertos)

Balance Engineers: Claus Strüben, Eberhard Richter (Piano Concertos)

Recording Location: Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany, 20–25 June 1977 (Piano Concertos)

Original Philips LP Releases: 9500 410 (Piano Concerto No. 1); 9500 414 (Piano Concerto No. 2); 6769 013 (Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2: boxed set)

 

CD 7

Recording Producer: Heinz Wegner (Serenades)

Recording Engineer: Claus Strüben (Serenades)

Recording Location: Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany, 1980 (Serenade No. 1); 13–16 September 1978 (Serenade No. 2)

Original LP Releases: Philips 6514 081, Philips/Eterna 827 529 (Serenade No. 1); Philips/Eterna 827 530 (Serenade No. 2; not released exclusively by Philips on LP)

 

CD 8

Recording Producer: Heinz Wegner

Balance Engineer: Horst Kunze

Recording Location: Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany, 15–18 September 1981

Original Philips LP Release: 6514 305

Reviews

‘A first movement notable for its flowing pace and characterful orchestral colouring … The second movement features the beautifully burnished sound of the Leipzig horns, followed by the strings’ deep, rich sonority toward the end … The finale is another example of gorgeous orchestral sound.’ Classics Today, July 2005 (Symphony No.4)

 

‘Misha Dichter plays the First Concerto with fierce concentration and lyric grace finely blended. Helped by first rate support from Masur and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the impression his reading gives is one of long musical vistas finely focused.’ Gramophone, September 1980 (Piano Concerto No.1)

 

‘The suave tonal opulence and technical brilliance of both Accardo and Schiff are unquestionably impressive in the Brahms Double Concerto.’ Fanfare, September/October 1980 (Double Concerto)

 

‘the warm, natural, and robust ambience does ideal justice to Brahms’ glorious scoring … A positively addictive disc, and a bargain at that’ ClassicsToday.com

 

‘Salvatore Accardo presents one of the most lyrical performances of the Brahms concerto that has ever been recorded. Though it is leisurely in pace, it is never dull. Accardo is marvelously sure in his intonation. His double-stopping is amazing. Masur and the Gewandhaus Orchestra provide a perfect foil’ Fanfare, July/August 1982 (Violin Concerto)

 

‘The acoustic is clear and warm and this serves to enhance these performances by an orchestra and conductor who have this music in their bones … Very highly recommended.’ MusicWeb (Hungarian Dances)