on 15 July 2012
Abbado and the Wiener Philharmoniker truly invoke a swirling pattern of dances. The sound is excellent although the album is a bit short [48:16]. These symphonic dances by Brahms are definitely on the tier with his symphonies and concertos. Abbado's interpretation is full and lively allowing my mind to wander between the escalating tempos and the calm vistas in between. Definitely recommended if you enjoy Brahms. I understand that this Abbado/WP recording has been in circulation ever since it was released in 1983.