BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (live, Jan. 27, 1952).Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a (live Jan. 27, 1952). Hungarian Dances No. 1 (live March 29-30, 1949), Hungarian Dances Nos. 2 & 10. (April 4, 1949).
Vienna Philharmonic Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond.
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 340 TT: 75:06

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 (live May 7, 1952). Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 (Jan. 27, 1952).
Willi Boskovsky, violin; Emmanuel Brabec, cello; Vienna Philharmonic Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond.
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 341 TT: 75:57

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90. (live April 27, 1954). Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (Oct. 7, 1949).
Berlin Philharmonic Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond.(symphony);Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Lucerne Festival Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond. (concerto).
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 342 TT: 76:24

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 95 (Dec. 12-15, 1953). Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a (Dec. 12-16, 1943).
Berlin Philharmonic Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond.
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 344 TT: 60:30

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83 (Nov. 8, 1942). SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (March 3, 1942).
Edwin Fischer, piano (Brahms); Walter Gieseking, piano (Schumann); Berlin Philharmonic Orch/Wilhelm Furtwängler, cond.
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 347 TT: 77:26

What can one say about these magnificent reissues? These combine live performances (Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3,Double Concerto, Haydn Variations, ) with studio recordings. The interpretations are legendary and have appeared often on CD, but now we hear them in Andrew Rose's meticulous remastering which has corrected numerous problems of the originals including flutter, pitch correction, and adjusting balances to provide a remarkably clear, vivid aural experience. The disks of concerted works are particularly memorable, collaborations between musical giants—music making of the highest order. Don't miss these performances, now to be heard in the highest quality restoration.

All of these are available from PRISTINE AUDIO.

R.E.B. (July 2012)