About the album
This new album from the Philharmonia completes the collection of Brahms symphonies conducted by Christoph Von Dohnányi.
Symphony No. 1: Or 'Beethoven's 10th' as conductor Hans von Bülow refered to it for it's Beethovian like themes. It took Brahms at least 14 years to finish the symphony, however it was premiered in 1876 to great acclaim.
Symphony No. 3: Written in 1883 this is perhaps the composer's most elusive symphony. It is certainly his most adventurous, featuring daring modulations and a Schumann-esque scheme of thematic inter-relationships.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is widely recognised as the UK's finest orchestra with an impressive recording legacy. Christoph von Dohnányi has been affiliated with the Philharmonia since 1994. He was made Honorary Conductor for life in 2008 after 11 years as principle conductor.