"Joy! Brahms’s Third at long last. Our prayers have prevailed ... This is a grand orchestra and a constructive conductor; and in this music of fine nerve and developed muscle we find fullness of joy" - The Gramophone, 1930
The world première recording of Brahms' Symphony No. 3 came in 1928, the second in a cycle of Brahms symphony recordings made by Leopold Stokowski and The Philadelphia Orchestra at the dawn of the electrical recording era.
Mark Obert-Thorn has overcome multiple technical difficulties to produce this fabulous new transfer of a ground-breaking recording, and coupled it with Stokowski's fabulous 1927 Dvořák New World Symphony in this unmissable new release for Pristine. Working from the finest source material and spending hours in the studio undoing the gain-riding of the original recording engineers, we can now finally enjoy these recordings as they should have sounded some ninety years ago!