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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Serenades Nos. 1 & 2 & Haydn Variations

Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Kertesz's Brahms cycle has wonderful freshness and Magyar fire; his invigorating Serenade in D has surely never been bettered. Sound is occasionally a little rough. More…

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Contents

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Work length46:43
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1973-02-27
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro

Track length16:07

2. Andante sostenuto

Track length9:06

3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso

Track length4:47

4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro

Track length16:43

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Work length18:53
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1973-05-14
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Work length44:39
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1964-05-14
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

1. Allegro non troppo

Track length20:11

2. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso

Track length10:10

3. Allegretto grazioso

Track length5:00

4. Allegro con spirito

Track length9:18

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Work length37:41
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1973-02-28
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I

Track length13:33

2. Andante

Track length8:51

3. Poco allegretto

Track length6:08

4. Allegro

Track length9:09

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Work length40:53
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1972-11-30

1. Allegro non troppo

Track length12:34

2. Andante moderato

Track length12:01

3. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I

Track length6:11

4. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro

Track length10:07

Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Work length46:39
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1967-10-11
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

1. Allegro molto

Track length12:35

2. Scherzo (Allegro non troppo) - Trio (Poco più moto)

Track length7:26

3. Adagio non troppo

Track length14:09

4. Menuetto I-II

Track length4:01

5. Scherzo (Allegro)

Track length2:39

6. Rondo (Allegro)

Track length5:49

Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16

Work length29:51
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Istvan Kertesz
  • Recorded: 1967-12-06
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

1. Allegro moderato

Track length8:12

2. Scherzo (Vivace)

Track length2:40

3. Adagio non troppo

Track length7:38

4. Quasi menuetto - Trio

Track length5:03

5. Rondo (Allegro)

Track length6:18