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Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2

ALC 1098 - Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2
ALC 1098 - Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2

Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2

Dirk Joeres / Westdeutsche Sinfonia

Catalogue Number: ALC 1098
Number of Discs: CD
Released: November 2010

A stellar, critically acclaimed recording of Brahms’ early orchestral masterpieces.



“two of Brahms’s most endearing works… excellent bargain”
—Penguin Guide
“musically sensitive… dashing gypsy rhythms… irresistable”
— Gramophone
“Joeres’ music-making is warm, dignified and gracious… no need to look further.
— Rob Barnett, ,Musicweb International

Brahms’s early orchestral serenades have one foot planted in the circle of Robert Schumann, the other in the classical tradition of Mozart and Haydn. But they also contain more than a hint of the grandeur that would emerge in orchestral works to come — not merely the symphonies, but the choral music with orchestra, particularly the German Requiem.

This outstanding recording, originally released on Carlton and available only for a brief time, wowed critics in England and Germany. Alto returns this outstanding Brahms recording to the catalogue at an outstanding value price.