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The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to announce the release of their latest recordings on BSO Classics
BRAHMS: THE SYMPHONIES
This new BSO Classics release from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra was recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall this past November.
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Released on BSO Classics, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's own record label, the recordings are available as a 3-CD set priced at $34.99. The album will also be available as a digital download starting April 18, 2017 priced from $23.99 - $30.99 (depending on format).
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to announce the release of their latest recordings on BSO Classics-a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall this past November, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO's recent Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons on Deutsche Grammophon.
This new Brahms symphony cycle follows two others recorded previously by the BSO, under Erich Leinsdorf in the mid-1960s and Bernard Haitink in the early 1990s. "It makes me so proud and happy," observes Andris Nelsons, "that the Boston Symphony Orchestra of today, filled with so many great musicians, will now have its own place in recorded history with this amazing music."
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I have a pre-release set of the CDs that arrived today. I have only listened to #1, but--it is fantastic. Anyone who liked the Wagner/Sibelius BSO Nelsons CD should love this. I will review the whole set on The Tannhauser Gate as soon as possible.
Sumptuous sounding download, based on the 24/192 tracks I've sampled thus far. But the downloading process itself is tedious, requiring one to select "Download" for each movement of each of the four symphonies rather than allowing the set to be downloaded with one click. Possibly just a first-day, we-don't-have-it-all-together-yet hitch that'll be ironed out. At that, from what I'm hearing, well worth the effort.
Thanks, John, for the heads-up. You and jd have managed to blow this month's budget already. :-)
I am curious because while I have heard in the past the BSO play as well as they are now playing for Maestro Nelsons (and always with guest conductors, most notably Sir Colin Davis), I have never heard the BSO sound as lovely on recordings in, well, I dunno 50 years?
Barbirolli got wonderful sounds out of the BSO--Steinberg had his moments, and Munch of course brought the Koussevitzky sound into the stereo era.
But the way the BSO sounds now under Nelsons is I think amazing, and such a relief after the Levine years--and the new recordings are also light-years better than what the BSO put out in the Levine era, IMHO.
Regarding the Sibelius, it was just so nice to hear that old-fashioned BSO "glow," as I knew it on Lp, so probably three things came together: hall, musicians and recording quality.
If any composer's string writing is susceptible to digititis, it's Brahms, followed by Dvorak. I'm really hoping that the Brahms you mentioned is captured as successfully as the Sibelius and Wagner. My favorite 3rd is Walter's but the "hot" strings are a real disappointment.
Thanks to you, I'm in the process of downloading the Brahms/Dvorak Serenades, for a mere 10 bucks. I'm not usually fond of chamber reductions, but the samples are so attractive that I just had to check it out.
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