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Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 3 [Box Set]

By David Geringas

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By David Geringas, Gerhard Oppitz, Mark Kaplan, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, WDR Rundfunkchor Koln, and Michael Gielen. By Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. Listening CDs (5 discs). Published by Naxos (NX.SWR19022CD).

Item Number: NX.SWR19022CD

This third volume of our Michael Gielen Edition is devoted to music by Johannes Brahms, with all the recordigns taken from the archives of the Southwest German Radio. These recordings were made between April 1989 and January 2005. Michael Gielen enjoyed a felicitous involvement with Brahms' chamber music, particularly the late piano works where, in Schoenberg's words, the "progressive Brahms" is most evident. Maybe that's why Brahms' first piano quartet, orchestrated by Arnold Shcoenberg, sounds so ravishingly sharp under Gielen's direction. The solemnity of Schicksaslied calls for sincere commitment on the part of the conductor. Working as one, the Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg and Michael Gielen achieve an interpretation of this work that is both balanced and comforting.

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