Barbirolli, Sir John

Brahms: The 4 Symphonies, Overtures, Variations

LP (Number of discs: 4)
1 Mar 2019

Barcode: 0190295611897

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Other participants: Wiener Philharmoniker

The music of Brahms held an important place in Sir John Barbirolli’s repertoire and these recordings of the symphonies, made with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1966 and 1967, stand as one of the peaks of his discography. Barbirolli’s relationship with this music is rooted in his time as an orchestral cellist, and these performances are notable for their rich, ripe sonorities and expansive warmth.

These recordings have been reissued in the Original Jacket series and proven to be its best seller so far.