BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 1 / MENDELSSOHN, Felix: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture (Solti) (1971)

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Conductor: Solti, Georg

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, Op. 21 (original 1825 version)
Brahms, Johannes - Composer
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Date of Concert: 19-09-1971
Festival: Edinburgh International Festival
Playing Time: 01:05:22
Catalogue Number: ICAD5089
UPC: 5060244550896

Recorded in 1971, this film shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside the United States. As Solti himself explains in the bonus feature included here, the CSO are masters in German repertoire, to which they bring the American virtuosity. Solti summons tremendous power, elegance and clarity from the orchestra, and their subsequent performances of Brahms's First Symphony have been praised for their "dignity, energy and splendour," which led critic William Mann to write: "I am tempted to describe it as the United States' most completely accomplished orchestra."

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