Bernard Haitink

Brahms: Symphony No 2 & Double Concerto

LSO0043 CD

Brahms Symphony No 2 / Double Concerto

Brahms Symphony No 2 / Double Concerto

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Bernard Haitink Gordan Nikolitch, Tim Hugh

Editor's Choice Gramophone
CD of the Week Classic FM
'a classic recording' The Independent

Best Recording The Telegraph

After struggling to complete his first symphony, Brahms composed his Symphony No 2 with ease and the work overflows with a relaxed, pastoral beauty. His Double Concerto is laced with a fiery gypsy passion and pitches violin and cello against orchestra.

This release is Bernard Haitink's first on the LSO Live label and marks the start of a complete Brahms Symphony cycle, music in which Haitink excels. Gordan Nikolitch and Tim Hugh, the LSO's Leader and Principal Cellist respectively and accomplished soloists in their own right, step out from the orchestra for the Double Concerto.

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Editor's Choice Gramophone

CD of the Week Classic FM

Best Recording: ‘This is often called the sunniest of Brahms’s four symphonies, but the more you listen to it the more ambiguous and shadowy it seems.’ The Telegraph

'a classic recording' The Independent

'the finale heaves with manic elation ... The Double Concerto is equally intense. [Gordan Nikolitch and Tim Hugh] are infintely expressive, never showily flamboyant. They are very much the equal of starrier pairings who have recorded the work before' The Times


Bernard Haitink conductor
Gordan Nikolitch

Tim Hugh cello
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

Recorded live at the Barbican on 17 and 18 May 2003
A high density DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

1 CD (74' approx)
20 page booklet
Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Cat LSO0043
UPC 8 22231 10432 2

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