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The Last Concert: Beethoven and Brahms
Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Recorded Sound
The Last Concert: Beethoven and Brahms
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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All Artists: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Recorded Sound, Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Title: The Last Concert: Beethoven and Brahms
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Testament UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/9/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Keyboard, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 749677142520, 0749677142520
 

CD Reviews

Neither Klemperer's best nor his worst, but still Klemperer
En.N | California, USA | 03/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Klemperer's last studio recordings were of small Mozart works, far less familiar repertoire that he seldom performed; not so here, where in his last live concert he conducts Beethoven and Brahms, probably the two composers most identified with the mature Klemperer. This recording is more of interest as a historic document than as Klemperer's definitive view on two works that he performed many times during his long career. His tempi are a bit less steady than in his best studio recordings and there is a bit too much waywardness in his dynamics. Still, it is still impressive how he still commands his orchestra and how he remains true to the music in his last public performance.

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