- 29 August, 2007
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On September 25th, Naxos will release the final installment of a complete cycle of Brahms’s Symphonies featuring Marin Alsop and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with a new recording of Symphony No. 4 and Hungarian Dances Nos. 2 and 4-9, arranged by Peter Breiner for Naxos.
Alsop’s recording of Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 with the London Philharmonic met with significant praise, with such critics as Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun calling it “glowing music-making, rich in character and atmosphere.”
The first two releases also received acclaim. Adam Baer of the Los Angeles Times described Alsop’s Symphony No. 1 as “Brahms that flows and sings” while Steve Smith of TimeOut New York praised her Symphony No. 2 as “a gorgeous efflorescence . . . The results do conductor and ensemble proud.”
Alsop begins her tenure as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony on September 28th and is the first woman to head a major American orchestra. She was also a MacArthur Fellow, the first conductor ever to receive this award, and was the first musician to win both Gramophone’s “Artist of the Year” and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor’s Award in the same season.
For more information, please contact Mark Berry at mberry [at] naxosusa [dot] com.