KASS Music Gem of the Day: Brahms Symphony #2 -- Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-12-05 02:19

This is an amazing performance of the Brahms Second Symphony. Carlos Kleiber was one of the greatest interpreters of German music, and was the perfect interpreter of Brahms. The Vienna Philharmonic in the 70s and 80s represented the highest level of music. Matched only by the Berlin Philharmonic under Karajan during the same period and the great American group in the 60s and early 70s, the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell.


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I'm concentrating on Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, and it's up loud. Very good, thanks Olivia.

Russian Philharmonic, Maxim Fedotov, violin.

Oh come on darling

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Thou dost tarnish all with thy brush.

Yes, wasted on all here

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Wasted on all here?

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Piss off Lindsay.

What could be,

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and what is.


Jason ...

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Terrific find. Alas, wasted on all here, and on the rest of the world at large.

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