This second 2-CD set of German radio recordings, broadcast in 1936, wraps up this two-volume set of music conducted by Max Fiedler. Fiedler was one of very few recorded conductors with a link to Brahms, whose music fills the second of these two discs.
The present release includes a fascinating performance of the Double Concerto featuring soloist brothers Carl and Adolf Steiner, as well as a recording of the first Piano Concerto with Alfred Hoehn at the keyboard.
But, as the first volume amply demonstrates, there was much more to Fiedler than his Brahms, and as get a good flavour of this with the two symphonies which fill the first disc, Haydn's No. 88 in G and Schubert's "Great" No. 9 in C. The recordings have been lovingly transferred and restored by Mark Obert-Thorn for what is his 150th full release on the Pristine label.