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PT 6308

BRAHMS: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Janowski)

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2009

Recorded in 24 Bit / 192Khz
album available as a Studio Master


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski

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Total Time - 78:47
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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

1 I. Allegro non troppo 19:02
2 II. Adagio ma non troppo, l'istesso ma gracioso 9:13
3 III. Allegretto gracioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai 5:24
4 IV. Allegro con spirito 8:40

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

5 I. Allegro con brio 12:58
6 II. Andante 8:11
7 III. Poco allegretto 6:25
8 IV. Allegro 8:54
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“We might just be within an ace of the finest Brahms symphony cycle of the digital era. Marek Janowski and the Pittsburgh Symphony commenced the series with impressive accounts of Symphony No 1 and the Haydn Variations. These live concert performances from November 2007 of Symphonies 2 and 3 confirm the partnership’s mastery of Brahms and elevate expectations for the Fourth, which should appear within a matter of months.”

Stephen Habington

La Scena Musicale

“Marek Janowski, principal guest conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, leads that well-mettled ensemble in smoothly executed performances of Johannes Brahms’ Symphonies No. 2 in D, Op. 73 and No. 3 in F, Op. 90.”

Dr Phil Muse

Atlanta Audio Society

“Pentatone gets both symphonies, with all repeats intact, on a single 80-minute disc, making this quite a bargain. The engineering, as in the previous recording of the First Symphony, is very good in all formats, and seems to suit the greater intimacy of these two works particularly well.”

David Hurwitz

Classics Today

                           Multichannel Disc of the Month

“ orchestra could ask for better sound than PentaTone provided, and PentaTone could not have found a more high-principled orchestra than the PSO and conductor Janowski. This recording is a joint labor of love and we pray that would never cease as an example of what can really be done artistically and technologically if an orchestra and a recording label are in synch.”
John Nemaric 

Audiophile Audition

                 Orchestral Disc of the Month

“It is notoriously difficult to bring off this work convincingly, yet by negotiating the music’s dramatic contours with complete naturalness, Janowski and his fabulous Pittsburghers create the impression of profound ease and inevitability. With playing and recording both of luxury class, Janowski’s insightful readings will appeal even to those normally resistant to Brahms’s music.”

Julian Haylock

Classic FM Magazine

“Janowski’s new Pentatone SACD is impressive. He continues his Brahms symphony cycle with symphonies 2 and 3 recorded during live performances in Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall respectively in March and November 2007 (applause edited out), and producer Job Maarse again does a superb job in capturing rich orchestral textures”.

Robert Benson

                      Orchestral Disc of the Month

“This is music that refuses to bow to convention…Marek Janowski conducts a luxurious yet dramatic performance of Brahms”

Classic FM Magazine

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