Brahms - The Complete Symphonies (Blu-ray) | C Major Entertainment 741104

Brahms - The Complete Symphonies (Blu-ray)


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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 741104

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 12th May 2017



NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester


Thomas Hengelbrock


Brahms, Johannes

Symphonies 1-4 (complete)


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester


Thomas Hengelbrock


Before moving into the Elbphilharmonie, chief conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and his NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester performed a ‘Brahms Marathon’ with all four symphonies of the Hamburg-born composer in the historic Laeiszhalle. Brahms’s music has always played an important role in the history of the orchestra, whose defining interpretations of the symphonies by Brahms and Bruckner have become the ensemble’s artistic hallmark. The orchestra, founded in 1945, was led by outstanding conductors such as Günter Wand, Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi. Since 2011, chief conductor Thomas Hengelbrock is in charge of continuing the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester’s history.

In the bonus programme Discovering Brahms, Thomas Hengelbrock offers interesting background information on all four symphonies. ‘The evening was more than worth it’ (Hamburger Abendblatt).

Bonus: Discovering Brahms with Thomas Hengelbrock

Recording date: Laeiszhalle Hamburg, May 2016
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1
Picture: 16:9, HD
Booklet: English, German, French
Subititles (Bonus): German (original language), English
Total running time: 210 mins (Concert: 167 mins / Bonus: 43 mins)

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