Germanys foremost conductor of German Romantic repertoire conducts his legendary Dresdner Staatskapelle in a complete cycle of Brahms symphonies
Recorded live through the 2012-13 season, this set presents the most coherent rendering of Thielemanns powerful, dark, layered vision of Brahms
A counter-weight to the lighter, revisionist Chailly cycle on Decca, Thielemanns version is rooted in the great German Romantic tradition tragic and elegiac emotion with an epic sense of musical architecture
Content of the DVD: Thielemann and Pollinis performance of the ECHO award winning recording of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 & Piano Concerto No. 2
Christian Thielemanns and Lisa Batiashvillis performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto
The symphonic set is completed with a pair of favourite Brahms overtures
CD 1 59:33 SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN C MINOR OP. 68 CD 2 56:16 SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN D MAJOR OP. 73 CD 3 78:41 SYMPHONY NO. 3 IN F MAJOR OP. 90 SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR OP. 98 DVD 146:54 PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MINOR OP. 15 PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 IN B FLAT MAJOR OP. 83 VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR OP. 77
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The sound is in fact a deal-killer here. This set came highly recommended, and I'm sure the performances are fine--but I can't really hear any detail. One reviewer described the sound as "muddy and clouded." Note: I'm listening to an Emotiva CDP through Beresford DAC into Rotel RSX-1065 (stereo) into Rectilinear IIIs. Not a world-class system, but not too shabby either. Almost every other symphonic recording I own provides more detail, more instrumental landscape, than this one. I really thought something was wrong with my system when I sat down to listen. Everything sounds "brown," with a muting of orchestral color. There's a general swelling of tones, but no sense of the intricacies that comprise them. Really a sonic disappointment. Help me out here, those who comment--am I missing something?
the brahms symphones cds are not that well recorded, the sound comes off as muddy and clouded.
as i already own the symphonies in bluray, i bought the set only for the DVD, which features liza batishivili in glorious performance. it's the only way you can get this DVD.
building a collection, haven't heard it all - but came just fine
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