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Herbert Blomstedt|Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Academic Festival Overture (Live)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Academic Festival Overture (Live)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt

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Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their complete Brahms symphonies project with a recording of the composer’s Second Symphony in D Major, alongside his Academic Festival Overture. Although idyllic and pastoral at first sight, Brahms himself remarked that he had “never written anything so sad”. Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out all the different moods and colours of this exceptional work, while the Academic Festival Overture provides a jubilant, glorious conclusion.

Blomstedt’s work as a conductor is inseparably linked to his religious and human ethos, and his interpretations combine great faithfulness to the score and analytical precision with a soulfulness that awakens the music to pulsating life. In the more than sixty years of his career, he has acquired the unrestricted respect of the musical world. © Pentatone

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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Academic Festival Overture (Live)

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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (Johannes Brahms)

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I. Allegro non troppo (Live)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
00:21:02

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2021 PENTATONE (P) 2021 PENTATONE

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II. Adagio non troppo (Live)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
00:09:37

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2021 PENTATONE (P) 2021 PENTATONE

3
III. Allegretto grazioso quasi andantino (Live)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
00:05:04

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2021 PENTATONE (P) 2021 PENTATONE

4
IV. Allegro con spirito (Live)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
00:09:17

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2021 PENTATONE (P) 2021 PENTATONE

Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 (Live) (Johannes Brahms)

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Academic Festival Overture in C Minor, Op. 80 (Live)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
00:09:58

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2021 PENTATONE (P) 2021 PENTATONE

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Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their complete Brahms symphonies project with a recording of the composer’s Second Symphony in D Major, alongside his Academic Festival Overture. Although idyllic and pastoral at first sight, Brahms himself remarked that he had “never written anything so sad”. Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out all the different moods and colours of this exceptional work, while the Academic Festival Overture provides a jubilant, glorious conclusion.

Blomstedt’s work as a conductor is inseparably linked to his religious and human ethos, and his interpretations combine great faithfulness to the score and analytical precision with a soulfulness that awakens the music to pulsating life. In the more than sixty years of his career, he has acquired the unrestricted respect of the musical world. © Pentatone

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