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I purchased the CD anyway, curiosity having gotten the better of me.
Suffice to say that the sound quality is superb, the orchestral playing, especially by the woodwinds, is very good indeed, and the tempos are well-chosen.
Alsop's lively, quite mesmerizing, account is clearly one of the more intriguing interpretations of this piece that I am acquainted with.
I gave it as a gift. The person I gave it to said it was great listening to classical music.Published 22 months ago by nicarl l devine
Here's another recording that was praised to the sky, but I found it to be a 4-star rather than a 5-star performance. Read morePublished 23 months ago by I.O.Pine
Brahms' Third Symphony is my favorite of the four. When I saw that a woman--Marin Alsop--was conducting Brahms' Third I admit I was impressed with the price--cheap for a new... Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by Ricardo Mio
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90. Coupled with the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, "St. Antoni Chorale", Op. 56a. Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by Leslie Richford
I'm not quite sure what to make of this release. The Brahms 3rd is one of my favorite symphonies, but there are very few recordings of it that I really enjoy. Read morePublished on July 7, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
Young American conductor Marin Alsop - the new music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - demonstrates why she is also among our finest interpreters of Brahms in this... Read morePublished on July 29, 2008 by John Kwok
While listening to XM Satellite Radio this evening, I was reading "The Long Journey: Fire and Ice," by Johannes Jensen, a Danish author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in... Read morePublished on February 18, 2008 by Tidewater