Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Between 1981 and 1984, Leonard Bernstein recorded nearly all of Brahms's
orchestral works with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to honor the 150th
anniversary of the composer's birth in 1983. Today, the cycle is
considered as a landmark in the interpretation of Brahms' music. For
Bernstein, Brahms was "a true Romantic, containing his passions in
classical garb", but also a "North-German classicist swept away to Vienna,
and fired by Danubian, Carpathian and gypsy passions". Bearing this
dualism in mind, Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic have underscored
both the classicism and romanticism, the dramatic intensity and the sober
restraint of Brahms's music. The venue was Vienna's Musikvereinssaal,
where two of Brahms's symphonies were premiered and where Brahms himself
conducted. For the concertos, Bernstein enlisted the services of some of
the finest Brahms interpreters of the time: the violinist Gidon Kremer,
the cellist Misha Maisky and the pianist Krystian Zimerman.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Title: Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Genre: Concert
Length: 47 minutes
Cat.No.: A05500665
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The DVD is also released within the complete "Brahms / Bernstein" DVD package which is available in selected stores worldwide and through Amazon or JPC.