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Download the third movement from Brahms’s First Symphony, conducted by Klaus Tennstedt

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Klaus Tennstedt first conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1977 and became the orchestra’s principal conductor and music director in 1983.

He once said that he loved the LPO because ‘it is a romantic orchestra’.

Now a live recording of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 from 1992 has been released on disc for the first time, on the LPO's own label – and we’re offering the third movement from the work as this week’s download.

The work is coupled with a 1983 performance of Brahms’s Symphony No. 3, and both works were recorded in the Royal Festival Hall.

 The recording was given four stars in a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine and our critic, David Breckbill said: ‘The 1992 LPO version combines energy with polish; this sounds like a great occasion that elicited exceptional concentration from performers and audience alike… this is likely the recorded performance in which Tennstedt’s vision of Brahms’s First emerges to best advantage.’

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