Free Download: Swedish Chamber Orchestra plays Brahms’s Hungarian Dances

‘At around 40 players, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra is comparable in size to the Meiningen Court Orchestra that Brahms himself so favoured’

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This week’s free download is the second of Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, performed by Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Dausgaard and recorded on the BIS label. It was awarded four stars in the October issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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‘At around 40 players, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra is comparable in size to the Meiningen Court Orchestra that Brahms himself so favoured’, wrote our reviewer Bayan Northcott. ‘The modest-size body of strings allows the individual characters of the wind and brass instruments to come over more cleanly than the homogenised fatness we too often hear from full-size modern orchestras.’

You can read our review of this album in full here.

 

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How to download

To access this week’s free download, click the image below. It will bring up a media player, where you can either stream the track directly. If you’d rather download the track, the instructions will differ depending on which browser you are using.

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Click on the three little dots to the right of the player and click ‘Download’.

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Right click (or control click on Mac computers) on the player and select ‘Save Audio As…’. Occasionally, on Safari it may ask you to select ‘Download video’. If this is the case, select ‘Download video’ and it will download as an audio file (mp3) as normal.

If this doesn’t work, simply right click on the image below and select ‘Download linked file’.

If you have any problems downloading this week’s free download, please contact music@classical-music.com.

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