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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Academic Festival Overture

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberPTC5186851
Release date2021-04-23
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

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Maestro Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their integral Brahms symphonies project with a recording of the composer’s Second Symphony in D Major, alongside his Academic Festival Overture. Although idyllic and pastoral at first sight, Brahms himself remarked that he had “never written anything so sad”. Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out all the different moods and colours of this exceptional work, while the Academic Festival Overture provides a jubilant, glorious conclusion.

Blomstedt’s work as a conductor is inseparably linked to his religious and human ethos, and his interpretations combine great faithfulness to the score and analytical precision with a soulfulness that awakens the music to pulsating life. In the more than sixty years of his career, he has acquired the unrestricted respect of the musical world. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig is the oldest civic orchestra in the world with a glorious history, and is still counted among the world’s leading ensembles. Their PENTATONE debut with Brahms’ First Symphony and Tragic Overture (2020) received rave reviews.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 45:00
01 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo
21:02 $ 3.79 USD
02 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo
09:37 $ 1.73 USD
03 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: III. Allegretto grazioso
quasi andantino (Live)
05:04 $ 0.91 USD
04 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: IV. Allegro con spirito
09:17 $ 1.67 USD
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
05 Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 (Live) 09:58 $ 1.79 USD
  Album total 54:58
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
OrchestraGewandhausorchester Leipzig
ConductorBlomstedt, Herbert

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