- Classical Symphonies
- Brahms Symphony No. 2 - Bruno Walter conducts The Columbia Symphony Orchestra
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Interpretation lente et passionnée d’un grand chef romantique.
This is one of the great recordings of Brahms 3rd, and it certainly sounds more vivid than ever in this format. That is a double-edged sword, alas, for while the sound has the typical wide sound stage and impact that one expects with recordings on this site, in this case the upper strings are strident and lacerating unless the treble is considerably tamed.
Walter with the CSO, can’t be bad of couse. A captivating Brahms n°3, with a very good transfer from what had to be a well preserved tape. A treat
Much as I said with my review of Walter's Mozart 40/41, these are simply superb transfers in every way. I'm growing convinced that the impression of Walter's late era Brahms as buttery and mild reflects listening to poor transfers and bad LP pressings. Listened to as close as you can come to the Master Tape, and these are strong, powerful readings -- this Brahms Third no slouch, a difficult work to bring off and Walter does so superbly. Nirvana for lovers of the golden era of classical recordings.
Great performance, great remastering. Simple as that! Getting Walter's late 50s/early 60s recordings with the Columbia SO with superb remastering is pure bliss.
Title: Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Artist(s): Bruno Walter conducts The Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips tape
Recorded 1960 at American Legion Hall by Columbia Records
1. Allegro con brio 10:00
2. Andante 8:40
3. Poco Allegretto 6:16
4. Allegro 8:18
Total Time 33:14
Digital re-mastering in DSD256 :
Merging Technology Pyramix software with the
Hapi Analog to Digital converter