Variations on a Theme of Haydn in B flat & Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

There is no doubt about it, great things were expected of Johannes Brahms, as is clear in these sentences penned by Robert Schumann in 1855. Schumann had already showered him with praise in his article “Neue Bahnen”, and now expected Brahms to finally alter course in the direction of the larger-sized works, such as the symphony: it was essential for the young composer to once and for all outdo the “giant” Beethoven in this field. Brahms was under double pressure: on the one hand, his circle of friends led by Schumann, as well as the music world, were anxiously awaiting his first symphony; on the other, he was struggling with himself and with his relentless self-criticism. Was he truly already up to the challenge?

 

 

Tracklist

1.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Chorale: St. Antoni - Andante
02:05
2.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 1 - Poco piu animato
01:24
3.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 2 - Piu vivace
01:05
4.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 3 - Con moto
01:33
5.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 4 - Andante con moto
01:47
6.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 5 - Vivace
00:54
7.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 6 - Vivace
01:11
8.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 7 - Grazioso
02:08
9.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Var. 8 - Presto non troppo
00:59
10.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56 - Finale - Andante
03:43
11.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 - Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
15:16
12.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 - Andante sostenuto
08:36
13.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 - Un poco allegretto e grazioso
04:30
14.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 - Adagio - Piu Andante
16:13

Total time: 01:01:24

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SKU

PTC5186307

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Everett Porter, Bill McKinney, Ray Clover

Recording location

Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 24, 2015

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