Vladimir Jurowski conducts:
- Brahms Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
The London Philharmonic’s Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, completes his survey of Brahms’s four symphonies with this CD.
We get to enjoy the following:
- Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
- Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, conducting.
I find that Vladimir Jurowski has a fiery, high-energy conducting style that can elicit the finest performance from his players. He seems to know the score, and has terrific eye contact with the orchestra members.
In the Brahms Third, sweeping string melodies and wonderful colors are interwoven with the recurring musical motive to create one of the composer’s most personal works.
In the Fourth, Brahms looked back to his idols Bach and Beethoven for inspiration, creating a masterpiece whose extraordinary passacaglia finale – based on a Bach cantata – seems to sum up the composer’s entire symphonic mastery.
Brahms attended the premiere of this symphony at the Great Hall of the Friends of Music in Vienna, and shortly after that event, he died.
Here is a concert led by Mr. Jurowski:
Beethoven: Coriolan overture, op. 62
Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, op. 60
- Adagio – Allegro vivace
- Adagio in E flat major
- Menuetto; Allegro vivace
- Allegro ma non troppo
Performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski:
And next, here is Mr. Jurowski in the overture and introduction to Mozart’s Don Giovanni:
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