Current Listening: Gardiner’s Period-Instrument Brahms Third Symphony, et al.

I consider Brahms’ Third Symphony to be one of his best works, so I was quite excited to hear this period instrument interpretation from Sir John Eliot Gardiner. This recording also includes Brahms’ shorter choral works along with the Third Symphony: Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal, Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, Nachtwache I, Einförmig … More Current Listening: Gardiner’s Period-Instrument Brahms Third Symphony, et al.

Favourite Recording: Harnoncourt’s Mozart Requiem

Mozart’s Requiem, the final piece that Mozart worked on before he breathed his last, is given a powerful and magnificent performance here by Nikolaus Harnoncourt leading the Concentus Musicus Wien and Arnold Schoenberg Chor. The soloists are Christine Schäfer, Bernarda Fink, Kurt Streit and Gerald Finley. Everything about this recording is great. The Concentus Musicus … More Favourite Recording: Harnoncourt’s Mozart Requiem