KLEMPERER conducts the Brahms Symphonies - (1956/57) - PABX027

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KLEMPERER conducts the Brahms Symphonies - (1956/57) - PABX027

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Overview

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4
BRAHMS
Tragic Overture
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
Recorded in 1956 and 1957

The Philharmonia Orchestra
conductor Otto Klemperer


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This set contains the following albums:

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KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 1 (1956/57) - PASC360

Klemperer's classic stereo Brahms Symphony cycle

Definitive recordings in stunning new 32-bit XR remastered transfers

The classic 1956-57 Klemperer Brahms recordings, made with the Philharmonia Orchestra by EMI in London's Kingsway Hall, have long been regarded by many as perhaps the finest ever made. Happily the EMI engineers opted to record in stereo, at a time when far too many recordings were still being made in mono, and stereo reproduction in the home was limited to a very narrow range of open-reel tape machines.

For the day, the recordings stand up reasonably well, though as the 1976 review above demonstrates, as little as twenty years later they were showing their age, and so it's little surprise that 55 years after the event Klemperer's Brahms comes across as a little faded and dusty, if only in sound quality.

Happily this can now be rectified to quite stunning effect. 32-bit XR remastering has served here to bring a quality of sound unimaginable in 1957 to these recordings, shedding decades in the process, and revealing a depth, vibrancy and dynamism that previous issues simply failed to convey.

Andrew Rose

KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 2 (1956/57) - PASC361

Klemperer's classic stereo Brahms Symphony cycle

Definitive recordings in stunning new 32-bit XR remastered transfers


The classic 1956-57 Klemperer Brahms recordings, made with the Philharmonia Orchestra by EMI in London's Kingsway Hall, have long been regarded by many as perhaps the finest ever made. Happily the EMI engineers opted to record in stereo, at a time when far too many recordings were still being made in mono, and stereo reproduction in the home was limited to a very narrow range of open-reel tape machines.

For the day, the recordings stand up reasonably well, though as the 1977 review above demonstrates, as little as twenty years later they were showing their age, and so it's little surprise that 55 years after the event Klemperer's Brahms comes across as a little faded and dusty, if only in sound quality.

Happily this can now be rectified to quite stunning effect. 32-bit XR remastering has served here to bring a quality of sound unimaginable in 1957 to these recordings, shedding decades in the process, and revealing a depth, vibrancy and dynamism that previous issues simply failed to convey.

Andrew Rose

KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 3 (1957) - PASC362

Klemperer's classic stereo Brahms Symphony cycle

Definitive recordings in stunning new 32-bit XR remastered transfers

The classic 1956-57 Klemperer Brahms recordings, made with the Philharmonia Orchestra by EMI in London's Kingsway Hall, have long been regarded by many as perhaps the finest ever made. Happily the EMI engineers opted to record in stereo, at a time when far too many recordings were still being made in mono, and stereo reproduction in the home was limited to a very narrow range of open-reel tape machines.

For the day, the recordings stand up reasonably well, though as the 1976 review above demonstrates, as little as twenty years later they were showing their age, and so it's little surprise that 55 years after the event Klemperer's Brahms comes across as a little faded and dusty, if only in sound quality.

Happily this can now be rectified to quite stunning effect. 32-bit XR remastering has served here to bring a quality of sound unimaginable in 1957 to these recordings, shedding decades in the process, and revealing a depth, vibrancy and dynamism that previous issues simply failed to convey.

Andrew Rose

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KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 1 (1956/57) - PASC360


  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68
    Recorded 29, 31 October, 1 November 1956, 28 March 1957

  • BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
    Recorded 29 March 1957

    Recorded Kingsway Hall, London
    Transferred from HMV box set SLS 804 


    The Philharmonia Orchestra
    Otto Klemperer
     conductor


XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, October 2012
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Otto Klemperer

Total duration: 54:01

KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 2 (1956/57) - PASC361


  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
    Recorded 29, 30 October 1956

  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op.90
    Recorded 26, 27 March 1957

    Recorded Kingsway Hall, London
    Transferred from HMV box set SLS 804 


    The Philharmonia Orchestra
    Otto Klemperer
     conductor



XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, October 2012
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Otto Klemperer

Total duration: 75:43


KLEMPERER conducts Brahms Symphonies Volume 3 (1957) - PASC362


  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
    Recorded 27-29 March 1957

  • BRAHMS Tragic Overture, Op. 81
    Recorded 29 March 1957

    Recorded Kingsway Hall, London
    Transferred from HMV box set SLS 804 


    The Philharmonia Orchestra
    Otto Klemperer
     conductor


XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, October 2012
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Otto Klemperer

Total duration: 51:40