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BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 / BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Casals) (1927, 1929)

Composer(s)Beethoven, Ludwig vanBrahms, Johannes
Artist(s) Casals, Pablo, Conductor • London Symphony OrchestraPablo Casals Orchestra of Barcelona
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111262
Label Naxos Historical
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Along with Casals’ 1927 London Symphony disc of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture (Naxos Historical 8.110976), these recordings – the Beethoven Symphony No. 1 is particularly rare – constitute the cellist’s complete pre-war recordings as a conductor. The Barcelona sessions made with Casals’ own orchestra, formed in 1919, were set down in a concentrated period of work over five days in early July 1929. They are notable for their unfussy and direct approach to Beethoven that reveal the music in honest, unvarnished and expressive terms. In Brahms’ Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, recorded just a few weeks before Casals’ 51st birthday, the London Symphony Orchestra plays with beauty of sound, excellent ensemble



Work/Track Title Time
BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 / BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Casals) (1927, 1929) 1:17:07   
  Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21          
      I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio 8:14       
      II. Andante cantabile con moto 8:19       
      III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace 3:08       
      IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace 4:19       
  Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60          
      I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 8:48       
      II. Adagio 8:48       
      III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro 4:32       
      IV. Allegro ma non troppo 6:54       
  Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture 4:29       
  Variations on a Theme by J. Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations"          
      Theme, "Chorale St. Antoni": Andante 2:18       
      Variation 1: Poco piu animato 1:28       
      Variation 2: Piu vivace 1:22       
      Variation 3: Con moto 1:26       
      Variation 4: Andante con moto 2:13       
      Variation 5: Vivace 1:22       
      Variation 6: Vivace 1:16       
      Variation 7: Grazioso 2:42       
      Variation 8: Presto non troppo 1:42       
      Finale: Andante 3:47       
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