Exhilarating Brahms from Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Listen to a clip from Symphony No. 4 here!
‘John Eliot Gardiner’s Brahms cycle reaches its culmination in more ways than one. Here everything seems in focus: not just the tempo, but also the rhythmic drive and impassioned urgency seem absolutely right in the third and fourth movements – the finale ferociously tragic yet also exhilarating.’ Stephen Johnson
Brahms • Beethoven • Schütz
Symphony No. 4 in E minor; Fest- und Gedenksprüche; Geistliches Lied; Coriolan Overture; Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?; plus Bach: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 – excerpts; Gabrieli: Sanctus and Benedictus a 12
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; The Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
Soli Deo Gloria SDG 705 70:50 mins
For a full review, take a look at the December issue of BBC Music Magazine