Jansons’ Brahms

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

If you are a regular reader of this Blog, you already know that I love the music of Johannes Brahms. It turns out that I have also become a huge fan of conductor Mariss Jansons. I admire his energy, his thorough knowledge of the scores he conducts, and the results he achieves with orchestras.

On this recording we get the following:


  • Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Live-Recording at the Munich, Herkulessaal, 2007

  • Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Live-Recording at the Munich, Herkulessaal, 2012

Performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Mariss Jansons

One year after the successful release of the 2nd and 3rd symphonies by Johannes Brahms, this double CD now completes the full cycle of Brahms symphonies, as performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Mariss Jansons.

Only a few weeks ago, Mariss Jansons finished the recording of the 4th symphony in Munich’s Herkulessaal. Along with the Brahms 1st symphony (“Beethoven’s Tenth”), it puts the finishing touch on the complete performance of Johannes Brahms’ symphonic works, compositions oriented around the creativity of his great role model, yet in many ways also very forward – looking and innovative music.
Here is the Brahms Symphony N° 4, with Mr. Jansons conducting

And here is Mr. Jansons conducting the Brahms: Symphony No.2, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


Tags: Johannes Brahms, Mariss Jansons, Symphonies

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