Masur, Kurt

Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1-4, Overtures & Ein deutsches Requiem

CD
25 Aug 2014

Barcode: 0825646278176

In his four symphonies, composed between 1876 and 1885, Johannes Brahms proved himself a worthy heir to Beethoven. Grand in their scale, they embody the warmth, nobility and expressivity of the Romantic era. Conductor Kurt Masur – like Brahms – exemplifies the German musical tradition. The respected Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, he became Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 1991, achieving a triumphant fusion of Old World spirit and New World dynamism.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.68 : I Un poco sostenuto - Allegro  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.68 : II Andante sostenuto  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.68 : III Un poco allegretto e grazioso  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C major Op.68 : IV Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Brahms : Tragic Overture Op.81  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 2 
01 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : I Allegro non troppo  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : II Adagio non troppo  - Kurt Masur 
03 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : III Allegro grazioso  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : IV Allegro con spirito  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Academic Festival Overture Op.80  - Kurt Masur 
Disc 3 
01 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : I Allegro con brio  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : II Andante  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : III Poco allegretto  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : IV Allegro  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : I Theme - St Anthony Chorale  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : II Variation 1  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
07 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : III Variation 2  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
08 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : IV Variation 3  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
09 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : V Variation 4  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
10 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VI Variation 5  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
11 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VII Variation 6  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
12 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VIII Variation 7  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
13 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : IX Variation 8  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
14 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : X Finale  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 4 
01 Brahms : Symphony No. 4 in E minor: I Allegro non troppo  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Brahms : Symphony No. 4 in E minor: II Andante moderato  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Brahms : Symphony No. 4 in E minor: III Allegro giocoso  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brahms : Symphony No. 4 in E minor: IV Allegro energico e passionato  - Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Brahms : Schicksalslied [Song of Destiny] Op.54  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 5 
01 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : I "Selig sind, die da Leid tragen"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : II "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : III "Herr, lehre doch mich"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : IV "Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : V "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VI "Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 
07 Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VII "Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben"  - Kurt Masur, Westminster Symphonic Choir & New York Philharmonic Orchestra 


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