Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
One year after the successful release of the 2nd and 3rd symphonies by Johannes Brahms, the present double CD now completes the full cycle of Brahms's symphonies, as performed by the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Mariss Janson's. Only a few weeks ago, Mariss Janson's finished the recording of the 4th symphony in Munich's Herkulessaal. Along with his 1st symphony ("Beethoven's Tenth"), it puts the finishing touch on the complete performance of Johannes Brahms' symphonic works, compositions oriented around the creativity of his great role model, yet in many ways also forward-looking and innovative.