[ Philips Decca Australian Eloquence Original Jackets Collection / 8 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
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Kurt Masur's burnished readings of Brahms's orchestral music with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig are issued for the first time as a Limited Edition box with Original Jackets.
They remain some of the most glorious recordings of the symphonic works ever to be recorded. Misha Dichter's 'fierce concentration and lyric grace' (Gramophone) in his 1977 readings of the Piano Concertos, the 'suave tonal opulence and technical brilliance' of Salvatore Accardo and Misha Dichter in the Double Concerto, Accardo's lyrical account of the Violin Concerto ('his double-stopping is amazing' Fanfare) all add to the glories of this collection.
'Misha Dichter plays the First Concerto with fierce concentration and lyric grace finely blended. Helped by first rate support from Masur and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the impression his reading gives is one of long musical vistas finely focused.' Gramophone, September 1980 (Piano Concerto No.1)
'The suave tonal opulence and technical brilliance of both Accardo and Schiff are unquestionably impressive in the Brahms Double Concerto.' Fanfare, September/October 1980 (Double Concerto)
'the warm, natural, and robust ambience does ideal justice to Brahms' glorious scoring … A positively addictive disc, and a bargain at that' ClassicsToday.com
'The acoustic is clear and warm and this serves to enhance these performances by an orchestra and conductor who have this music in their bones … Very highly recommended.' MusicWeb (Hungarian Dances)
"Salvatore Accardo presents one of the most lyrical performances of the Brahms concerto that has ever been recorded. Though it is leisurely in pace, it is never dull. Accardo is marvelously sure in his intonation. His double-stopping is amazing. Masur and the Gewandhaus Orchestra provide a perfect foil" Fanfare
'A first movement notable for its flowing pace and characterful orchestral colouring ... The second movement features the beautifully burnished sound of the Leipzig horns, followed by the strings' deep, rich sonority toward the end ... The finale is another example of gorgeous orchestral sound.' Classics Today, July 2005 (Symphony No.4)
Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)
Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - Orchestral Version