Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Eduard van Beinum
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825499
Barcode
00028948254996
Format
1-CD
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68+
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90*

Concertgebouworkest+
London Philharmonic Orchestra*
Eduard van Beinum

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 2. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: 4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro
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. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: 4. Allegro
Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (Symphony No. 1); Victor Olof (Symphony No. 3)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 20, 22–23 March 1946 (Symphony No. 3); Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3 September 1951 (Symphony No. 1)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca Releases: LXT 2675 (Symphony No. 1); (A)K1448–52, 78rpm (Symphony No. 3)
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji

Reviews

‘There is a good sense of the concert hall about the Van Beinum recording; not the feeling of a confined studio. The colour is clear, and the range of tone is wide … throughout one notices how clearly the inner parts come through which is good testimony to conductor and engineers alike. The third and fourth movements show the performers at their best.’ Gramophone (Symphony No.3)

‘Van Beinum keeps his No. 1 suitably impressive without being portentous … [he] achieves liveliness of effects by his magnificent drive; his breadth of phrasing does not hamper forward movement … The individual colouring of the instruments is notably clear and attractive.’ Gramophone (Symphony No.1)