Bernard Haitink

Brahms: Serenade No 2 & Symphony No 3

LSO0056 CD

Brahms Serenade No 2 / Symphony No 3

Brahms Serenade No 2 / Symphony No 3

Bernard Haitink conductor

Benchmark Recording 
(Serenade No 2) BBC Music Magazine

The first and final movements of Brahms's Third Symphony contain some of the most dramatic music he was to compose, yet both end serenely and enclose two beautiful inner movements. The equally exquisite Serenade No 2, unusually scored for wind instruments, violas, cellos and double basses, was one of his own personal favourites and both receive superb performances under Bernard Haitink in the third part of his internationally acclaimed LSO Live Brahms cycle.

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Benchmark Recording (Serenade No 2) 'a really beautiful performance of the second serenade ... A delight - this seems to me a new benchmark. It goes without saying that the playing is excellent: the LSO can probably play Brahms symphonies in its collective sleep' BBC Music Magazine

'enchanting ... The sense we have here is of a musician re-discovering a piece he once loved and mistakenly thought he knew' Gramophone


Bernard Haitink conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

Recorded live at the Barbican Centre on 21 & 22 May 2003 (Serenade No 2)
and 16 & 17 June 2004 (Symphony No 3)
A high density DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number LSO0056
UPC 822231105626

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