Brahms Symphony no. 1 + Joachim Hamlet Overture – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no.1 in C minor · Joseph Joachim: Hamletmore… Overture

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · Mariss Jansons, conductor

— it is characteristic of Jansons that the textures of these symphonies are so tellingly illuminated; and it is equally typical of the Oslo Philharmonic, after the years of example Jansons has shown it, that the instrumental colours are rich, radiant and finely modulated to the music’s expressive needs. [Geoffrey Norris/The Daily Telegraph]

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A magnificent conclusion to the Brahms Cycle from Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

A year after volume 1 in the series of Brahms’s four symphonies was released, the series is brought to a brilliant conclusion with this live recording of the Brahms 1. Symphony. Maestro Mariss Jansons’s readings of these masterpieces are truly magnificent. This disc also includes somewhat of a rarity; the Hamlet Overture from 1853 by Joseph Joachim. This piece was one of Brahms’s own personal favourites throughout his life, he even arranged it for two pianos at an early stage.

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A magnificent conclusion to the Brahms Cycle from Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

In times like these, when the musical experience itself apparently takes the back seat to the “science” of “historical correct performances”, it is indeed a blessing that there still exists interpreters like Jansons. Personal and heartfelt performances allow the audience to take part in the fantastic universe of Brahms’s symphonies

Hamlet

This disc also includes somewhat of a rarity; the Hamlet Overture from 1853 by Joseph Joachim. This piece was one of Brahms’s own personal favourites throughout his life, he even arranged it for two pianos at an early stage. The Hamlet Overture dates from the time when Joachim was detaching himself from the “New German” school of Liszt and entering a more classically-inspired period.

Johannes Brahms |Joseph Joachim |Krzysztof Drab |Mariss Jansons |Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Release date: 23.11.2000

EAN : 7033662012060

Cat.No.: PSC1206

Priskategori : CD