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Johannes Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski

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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73  
1
I. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
19:02
2
II. Adagio ma non troppo, l'istesso ma gracioso
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
9:13
3
III. Allegretto gracioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
5:24
4
IV. Allegro con spirito
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
8:40
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90  
5
I. Allegro con brio
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
12:58
6
II. Andante
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
8:11
7
III. Poco allegretto
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
6:25
8
IV. Allegro
Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
8:54
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:47
"Marek Janowski's Brahms is refreshingly balanced and free of eccentricities."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... it’s a sign of the special qualities of Marek Janowski’s Brahms that he’s at his best in this very symphony."
- ClassicsToday.com

"Five Stars ... refuses to bow to convention and play to the gallery ... it’s 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."
- Classic FM

This live album is the second in a series of the complete Brahms symphonies from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra led by Brahms specialist Marek Janowski. The Third Symphony is notoriously difficult to play well, but these interpretations, recorded at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, have been called "fresh and satisfying."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, November 2007
Executive Producer - Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia International)
Recording Engineers: Bill McKinney / Telarc (Symphony 2)
Mark Donahue / Soundmirror (Symphony 3)
Editing: Everett Porter

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV /Telarc
Microphones: DPA4006 & Schoeps MK2S with Polyhymnia Electronics
Preamp: Millenia Media
DSD Converters: EMM Labs
Mixer: Modified Studer 962
Recording System: Sony Sonoma workstation

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