Carlo Maria Giulini, Los Angeles Philharmonic – Brahms: Symphony No 1 (2006)

Title: Brahms: Symphony No 1
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 0:53:25
Total Size: 217 Mb


Symfonie No1 op68
01. Un poco sostenuto
02. Andante sostenuto
03. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
04. Adagio - Allegro non troppo ma con brio

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini - Conductor
Johannes Brahms - Composer

At 53 minutes, Carlo Maria Giulini's Los Angeles Brahms First Symphony from the early 1980s may require more listening time than most other recorded versions--yet it never drags for a second, and it beckons your attention in every bar. The broadly phrased first-movement introduction conveys extraordinary power and tension, while the conductor's astute attention to orchestral balance and accurate note values imparts a genuinely forward-moving impetus and inner rhythm that justifies his moderate interpretation of Brahms' Allegro directive, as well as his observing the long exposition repeat. Here and throughout the symphony the composer's espressivo passages elicit ritards and other tempo modifications that Giulini doles out in careful proportions.--Jed Distler