Symphony No. 2 in D Major & Symphony No. 3 in F Major

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

With the greatest of approval, critics and audience alike had greeted the première of the symphony, which was given a brilliant performance on December 30, 1877 by the Vienna Philharmonic under Hans Richter. All the worries and problems which had dogged and tormented Brahms for almost 15 years during the composition of his Symphony No. 1 were now forgotten. Finally, the breakthrough had come about, after years of battling with the symphonic form and his own selfdoubt, and this second symphony provided a magnificent confirmation of the fact. The shadow of the “giant” Beethoven had definitely been cast off.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 2 - Allegro non troppo
19:08
2.
Symphony No. 2 - Adagio non troppo
09:13
3.
Symphony No. 2 - Allegretto grazioso
05:27
4.
Symphony No. 2 - Allegro con spirito
08:50
5.
Symphony No. 3 - Allegro con brio
13:03
6.
Symphony No. 3 - Andante
08:13
7.
Symphony No. 3 - Poco Allegretto
06:25
8.
Symphony No. 3 - Allegro
08:54

Total time: 01:19:13

Additional information

Artists

Digital Converters

Meitner EMM Labs

Conductors

Genres

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Qualities

Channels

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Original Recording Format

Composers

Mixing Board

Modified Studer 962

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Everett Porter, Bill McKinney, Mark Donahue

Recording location

Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh USA

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

PTC5186308

Release Date July 7, 2015
SKU PTC5186308

Press reviews

Audiophile Audition

The sound on this recording is exquisitely balanced instrumentally amid the three front speakers in-depth and breadth across the wide expanse the full orchestra occupies on the performance stage. The sense of spatial acoustics is near perfect, as if you were seated on front row center/center-right on the 2nd balcony, that’s where one finds the best-balanced hall acoustics (I sit there), and this is how I remember that concert, if and when I raise the gain in my system by 5 to 7 decibels, then the sonority this recording imparts to my own listening room is almost like being there again.

No orchestra could ask for better sound than PentaTone provided, and PentaTone could not have found a more high-principled orchestra than the PSO and conductor Janowski. This recording is a joint labor of love and we pray that would never cease as an example of what can really be done artistically and technologically if an orchestra and a recording label are in synch. Thank you all.

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