Riveting Brahms from Iván Fischer

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Hungarian Dance No. 14; Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a; Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer
Channel Classics CCS SA 28309 (hybrid CD/SACD)   67:28 mins

‘Fischer demonstrates an unerring sense of pacing coaxing the musical argument from the depths of despair in the opening to triumph, affirmation and elation at the close’ Erik Levi

Audio clip: Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 – Adagio-Allegro non troppo ma con brio

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