Brahms - Symphony no.3, Alto Rhapsody, etc. | BIS BIS2319

Brahms - Symphony no.3, Alto Rhapsody, etc.

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2319

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th September 2018

Contents

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1
» no.11 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.12 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.13 in D major (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.14 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.15 in B flat major (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.16 in F minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90

Schubert, Franz

An Schwager Kronos, D369 (arr. Brahms)
Geheimes, op.14 no.2 D719 (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Greisengesang, D778 (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 (arr. Brahms)
Jager, ruhe von der Jagd, D838 (Ellens Gesang II, op.52 no.2) (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Memnon, D541 (orch. Johannes Brahms)

Artists

Anna Larsson (alto)
Johan Reuter (baritone)
Male voices of the Swedish Radio Choir
Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Alto Rhapsody, op.53
Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1
» no.11 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.12 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.13 in D major (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.14 in D minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.15 in B flat major (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
» no.16 in F minor (orch. Thomas Dausgaard)
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90

Schubert, Franz

An Schwager Kronos, D369 (arr. Brahms)
Geheimes, op.14 no.2 D719 (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Greisengesang, D778 (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 (arr. Brahms)
Jager, ruhe von der Jagd, D838 (Ellens Gesang II, op.52 no.2) (orch. Johannes Brahms)
Memnon, D541 (orch. Johannes Brahms)

Artists

Anna Larsson (alto)
Johan Reuter (baritone)
Male voices of the Swedish Radio Choir
Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard

About

Having given us acclaimed cycles of the symphonies of Schubert and Schumann, the 40-odd members of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and their conductor Thomas Dausgaard are well on their way to completing their series of Brahmsís orchestral works. Previous instalments have been praised for the transparency and clarity of the performances, virtues that are less than common in this repertoire. Most recently, the teamís recording of Symphony no.2 was described by the reviewer in Gramophone as Ďa refresher course for those who think they know the work better than they actually doí, while the German website Klassik-Heute found the Haydn Variations to be Ďfresh, cleansed and nevertheless explored to the fullestí.

The present disc opens with Symphony no.3, followed by the quite rare orchestrations of six Schubert songs, with Anna Larsson and Johan Reuter as vocal soloists. As on previous discs, Dausgaard has included a set of the much-loved Hungarian Dances, in his own orchestrations. The disc closes with one of Brahmsís most personal works, the Alto Rhapsody that he composed after having learned that Robert Schumannís daughter Julie, with whom he was secretly in love, had become engaged to another man. For this work, Anna Larsson and the orchestra are joined by the male voices of the celebrated Swedish Radio Choir.

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