Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker - Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances (1983) [Japan 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:18 min | Scans included | 1,35 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,06 GBJapanese SACD Reissue 2019 | Deutsche Grammmophon / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSG-90200
At their best, and especially on home ground in central European repertory, Abbado and the Vienna Philharmonic could produce electrifying music-making, as on the present recording of Brahms's Hungarian Dances made in Vienna's Sofiensaal in 1982. The recording was commissioned as part of Deutsche Grammophon's superb 8-volume, 62-LP "Brahms Edition", a survey of the composer's complete musical output which was released in 1983 to mark the 150th anniversary of Brahms's birth. Gramophone magazine's Robert Layton commended the warmth, eloquence and virtuosity of the Vienna Philharmonic's playing, adding that, though Abbado was scrupulous in his observation of the letter of the score, "the spirit of what Brahms liked to refer to as his 'genuine gypsy children' is always in evidence".