Sir John Barbirolli - Brahms Symphonies 1-4 Vinyl LP New 2019
Academic Festival Overture, op.80
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Tragic Overture, op.81
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'
The music of Brahms held an important place in Sir John Barbirolli's repertoire and these recordings of the symphonies, made with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1966 and 1967, stand as one of the peaks of his discography. Barbirolli's relationship with this music is rooted in his time as an orchestral cellist, and these performances are notable for their rich, ripe sonorities and expansive warmth.