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Brahms - Symphony No.3

Composer Johannes Brahms
Performer Anna Larsson
Johan Reuter
The Swedish Radio Choir (Radiokören)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2319 SACD
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Aug 2018
Total time 78'26

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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  Johannes Brahms
  Symphony No.3 in F major, Op.90 33'05
01 I. Allegro con brio 11'45
02 II. Andante 7'25
03 III. Poco Allegretto 5'51
04 IV. Allegro 8'04
  Six Songs (arrangements of songs by Franz Schubert) 17'39
05 An Schwager Kronos, D369 2'27
06 Memnon, D 541 3'35
07 Geheimes, D 719 1'42
08 Greisengesang, D778 4'39
09 Ellens zweiter Gesang, D 838 (first version) 2'50
10 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 2'26
  Hungarian Dances from WoO 1 (1869) 13'35
11 No. 11 in D minor. Poco andante 2'44
12 No. 12 in D minor. Presto 2'37
13 No. 13 in D major. Andantino grazioso – Vivace 1'25
14 No. 14 in D minor. Un poco andante 1'50
15 No. 15 in B flat major. Allegretto grazioso 2'40
16 No. 16 in F minor. Con moto – F major. Presto 2'19
  Rhapsody for Contralto, Male Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 53
17 Adagio – Poco Andante – Adagio 11'57
  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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