Jansons Performs Brahms

Mariss Jansons conducts Brahms Symphonies.

Mr. Jansons studied with Herbert von Karajan, and I actually like Jansons conducting style a lot better. He has excellent eye contact with his players, and his beat is clear and concise.

This three – CD box presents the complete cycle of Brahms’ symphonies, as performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Mariss Jansons. This music is forward-looking and innovative, and it shows us the development of Brahms’ earliest symphony that took ten years of revisions before it was published, all the way to the last one, the wonderful number 4.


  • Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons conducting.


The beauty of Brahmsian symphonic creativity comes to full fruition in these live recordings from the Musikverein in Vienna, and from the Herkulessaal in Munich under the direction of Mariss Jansons.

Mariss Jansons is considered one of the most outstanding conductors of our time. Born in 1943 in Riga, the son of the conductor Arvds Jansons, he completed his musical education (violin, piano, conducting) at the Leningrad Conservatory. Afterwards he studied in Vienna under Hans Swarowsky and in Salzburg under Herbert von Karajan.

In 1971 he won a prize at the Conducting Competition of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Berlin.

Here is the wonderful Brahms Symphony no. 4: