Search - Johannes Brahms, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra :: Brahms: Rhapsodie Op.53/Symphonie No.2

Brahms: Rhapsodie Op.53/Symphonie No.2
Johannes Brahms, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Rhapsodie Op.53/Symphonie No.2
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

Another very fine performance in Claudio Abbado's Brahms cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic. The Second Symphony is the most sunny and lyrical of the four, and Abbado seems to have found a way to make the melodies sing whi...  more »

      
?

Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Johannes Brahms, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Title: Brahms: Rhapsodie Op.53/Symphonie No.2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dg Imports
Release Date: 1/11/1990
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028942764323

Synopsis

Amazon.com
Another very fine performance in Claudio Abbado's Brahms cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic. The Second Symphony is the most sunny and lyrical of the four, and Abbado seems to have found a way to make the melodies sing while keeping the music moving along nicely. The coupling, a marvelous Alto Rhapsody, features Marjana Lipovsek, a terrific singer who doesn't seem to get her due on recordings. Altogether recommendable. --David Hurwitz
 

CD Reviews

Abbado does it again
Jonathan Toren | New York, NY United States | 01/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Abbado proves again in this recording that he is the world's foremost interpreter of Brahms. He and his great orchestra create an incredible lush sound that is perfect for Brahms. The first movement is achingly beautiful and the finale is thrilling, despite the fact that the speeds are somewhat relaxed. My only reservation when it comes to this cd and the others in the set is that there is a little too much echo in the recording. While on the one hand this adds to the richness of the sound, on the other hand it sacrifices a degree of clarity at some points. The beautifully-sung Alto Rhapsody is a great bonus, and the Variations on a Theme by Haydn (that isn't really by Haydn) is also richly played. On the whole, a great cd."