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Brahms - Symphony No.3

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2319 SACD
Release date2018-08-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time78:26

Having given us acclaimed cycles of the symphonies of Schubert and Schumann, the 40-odd members of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and their conductor Thomas Dausgaard are well on their way to completing their series of Brahms’s orchestral works. Previous instalments have been praised for the transparency and clarity of the performances, virtues that are less than common in this repertoire.
Most recently, the team’s recording of Symphony No. 2 was described by the reviewer in Gramophone as ‘a refresher course for those who think they know the work better than they actually do’, while the German website Klassik-Heute found the Haydn Variations to be ‘fresh, cleansed and nevertheless explored to the fullest’. The present disc opens with Symphony No. 3, followed by the quite rare orchestrations of six Schubert songs, with Anna Larsson and Johan Reuter as vocal soloists.
As on previous discs, Dausgaard has included a set of the muchloved Hungarian Dances, in his own orchestrations. The disc closes with one of Brahms’s most personal works, the Alto Rhapsody that he composed after having learned that Robert Schumann’s daughter Julie, with whom he was secretly in love, had become engaged to another man. For this work, Anna Larsson and the orchestra are joined by the male voices of the celebrated Swedish Radio Choir.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Symphony No.3 in F major, Op.90 33:05
01 I. Allegro con brio 11:45 $ 2.84 USD
02 II. Andante 07:25 $ 1.80 USD
03 III. Poco Allegretto 05:51 $ 1.41 USD
04 IV. Allegro 08:04 $ 2.00 USD
  Six Songs (arrangements of songs by Franz Schubert) 17:39
05 An Schwager Kronos, D369 02:27 $ 0.61 USD
06 Memnon, D 541 03:35 $ 0.88 USD
07 Geheimes, D 719 01:42 $ 0.42 USD
08 Greisengesang, D778 04:39 $ 1.13 USD
09 Ellens zweiter Gesang, D 838 (first version) 02:50 $ 0.69 USD
10 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 02:26 $ 0.65 USD
  Hungarian Dances from WoO 1 (1869) 13:35
11 No. 11 in D minor. Poco andante 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
12 No. 12 in D minor. Presto 02:37 $ 0.64 USD
13 No. 13 in D major. Andantino grazioso – Vivace 01:25 $ 0.35 USD
14 No. 14 in D minor. Un poco andante 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
15 No. 15 in B flat major. Allegretto grazioso 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
16 No. 16 in F minor. Con moto – F major. Presto 02:19 $ 0.64 USD
  Rhapsody for Contralto, Male Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 53
17 Adagio – Poco Andante – Adagio 11:57 $ 2.99 USD
  Album total 78:26
OrchestraSwedish Chamber Orchestra
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
BaritoneReuter, Johan
AltoLarsson, Anna
OrchestratorDausgaard, Thomas
Male choirSwedish Radio Choir, The

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