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Outstanding playing, the LSO are divine,
This review is from: Brahms - Symphonies Nos 1 - 4; Double Concerto (LSO, Haitink) (Audio CD)
Brahms solidified his name as a major player in the classical world with his symphonies and these large scale compositions are perfect examples of the Germanic symphonic tradition. Each symphony is well represented on this collection of discs from the troublesome first, melancholic second, mature third to the exemplary forth. The quality of playing and clarity of sound on this recording are absolutely outstanding, while the soloists add more than their weight in energy of performance.