Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski – Brahms: Symphony No. 1 & Haydn Variations (2007) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 & Haydn Variations – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski (2007)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:01:24 minutes | 2,45 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, March 2007

There is no doubt about it, great things were expected of Johannes Brahms, as is clear in these sentences penned by Robert Schumann in 1855. Schumann had already showered him with praise in his article “Neue Bahnen”, and now expected Brahms to finally alter course in the direction of the larger-sized works, such as the symphony: it was essential for the young composer to once and for all outdo the “giant” Beethoven in this field. Brahms was under double pressure: on the one hand, his circle of friends led by Schumann, as well as the music world, were anxiously awaiting his first symphony; on the other, he was struggling with himself and with his relentless self-criticism. Was he truly already up to the challenge?

Tracklist:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Variations on a Theme of Haydn in B flat, Op. 56a (Variations on Chorale St. Antoni)
1 Chorale: St. Antoni – Andante 2. 03
2 Var. 1 – Poco più animato 1.24
3 Var. 2 – Più vivace 1.05
4 Var. 3 – Con moto 1.33
5 Var. 4 – Andante con moto 1.47
6 Var. 5 – Vivace 0.54
7 Var. 6 – Vivace 1.11
8 Var. 7 – Grazioso 2.08
9 Var. 8 – Presto non troppo 0.59
10 Finale – Andante 3.43

Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68
11 Un poco sostenuto – Allegro 15.13
12 Andante sostenuto 8.31
13 Un poco allegretto e grazioso 4.30
14 Adagio – Più Andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio – Più allegro 16.13

Personnel:
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Marek Janowski, conductor

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