George Szell Brahms Symphony No. 1 180g LP
George Szell Brahms Symphony No. 1 180g LP
Genre: Classical
Size: 12"
Composer: Brahms
Additional Artists: Cleveland Orchestra
Format: 33RPM,

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George Szell Brahms Symphony No. 1 180g LP

George Szell

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EUROS1010
UPC:
4260019715883

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!

Contemporary critics tended to regard Brahms's First Symphony as follow up to Beethoven's nine symphonies, arising from its lofty, solemn expression, its melodramatic construction and occasional motivic similarities. Fully conscious of the tremendous symphonic heritage left by Beethoven, it took Brahms 14 years to complete his symphony and present it to the public. The desolate seriousness, the disconcerting asceticism in the short themes of the work, which "does not recommend itself on account of its charm" (Brahms), has tempted many an interpreter to tone the performance down emotionally or to enhance the drama. The maestro George Szell avoided such dangers by tackling the score dauntlessly. The agonizing minor-key introduction in 6/8 time surges steadily onwards, the tempi remain taut, whilst all the details of the jagged score are brought to the fore. In the final movement the noble 'Alphorn' theme strides forward, and is escalated by the syncopated strings that rush on with breathless furioso. The sheer number of recordings of this monumental work is an indication that the listener must work hard to discover all the fascinating aspects in each bar of Brahms's composition. The present recording is well qualified for this undertaking.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

Features

  • 180g Virgin Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
  • Made from original analogue master tapes
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell conductor

Selections:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Side A:
  1. I. Un Poco Sostenuto; Allegro
  2. II. Andante Sostenuto
Side B:
  1. III. Un Poco Allegretto E Grazioso
  2. IV. Adagio; Allegro on Troppo, Ma Con Brio
Description

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!

Contemporary critics tended to regard Brahms's First Symphony as follow up to Beethoven's nine symphonies, arising from its lofty, solemn expression, its melodramatic construction and occasional motivic similarities. Fully conscious of the tremendous symphonic heritage left by Beethoven, it took Brahms 14 years to complete his symphony and present it to the public. The desolate seriousness, the disconcerting asceticism in the short themes of the work, which "does not recommend itself on account of its charm" (Brahms), has tempted many an interpreter to tone the performance down emotionally or to enhance the drama. The maestro George Szell avoided such dangers by tackling the score dauntlessly. The agonizing minor-key introduction in 6/8 time surges steadily onwards, the tempi remain taut, whilst all the details of the jagged score are brought to the fore. In the final movement the noble 'Alphorn' theme strides forward, and is escalated by the syncopated strings that rush on with breathless furioso. The sheer number of recordings of this monumental work is an indication that the listener must work hard to discover all the fascinating aspects in each bar of Brahms's composition. The present recording is well qualified for this undertaking.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

Features

  • 180g Virgin Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
  • Made from original analogue master tapes
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell conductor

Selections:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Side A:
  1. I. Un Poco Sostenuto; Allegro
  2. II. Andante Sostenuto
Side B:
  1. III. Un Poco Allegretto E Grazioso
  2. IV. Adagio; Allegro on Troppo, Ma Con Brio
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
George Szell
Title
Symphony No. 1
Composer
Brahms
Additional Artists
Cleveland Orchestra
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-18-2019
Release Date
12-20-2019
Availability
Expected On 07-03-2020
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
EXPECT_ON
2020-07-03 00:00:00.000
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