Bruno Walter Edition - Brahms Symphony 4, Tragic Overture, Schicksalslied

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The Columbia Symphony may not have been a first-class orchestra, but Bruno Walter trained to do the right things, and it responded with first-class accounts...
The Columbia Symphony may not have been a first-class orchestra, but Bruno Walter trained to do the right things, and it responded with first-class accounts of the Brahms symphonies. While there are instances of less-than-crack ensemble, there is also some very fine first-desk playing, and the performances as a whole are marked by a natural feeling of movement, phrasing, and expression. Walter’s approach to the music is kindly, caring, wonderfully whole – sunny but not overly brilliant, warm but not overly heated, sincere but not overly impassioned. Anyone who thinks that means the conductor was slow, shapeless, or indulgent should listen. There is thrust here, and plenty of momentum. The recordings are closely miked and somewhat bass-heavy, but in Sony’s 20-bit remastering the sound is wonderfully alive and direct. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection


Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 26, 2010


  • UPC: 074646447222


  • Catalog Number: SONY64472


  • Label: Sony


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: ""


  • Composer: Johannes Brahms


  • Conductor: Bruno Walter


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Occidental College Consort


  • Performer: Bruno, Walter



Works:


  1. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Bruno Walter


  2. Tragic Overture, Op. 81

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Bruno Walter


  3. Song of Destiny, Op. 54

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Occidental College Consort

    Conductor: Bruno Walter