BRAHMS: Serenades No. 1 in D Major & No. 2 in A Major – Gewandhausorchester/ Riccardo Chailly – Decca
Excellent supplements to Chailly’s traversal of the Brahms symphonies, these illumined readings of the two serenades come highly recommended.
A fine performance but the recording is a bit too distant.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major; Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Coriolan & Egmont Overtures; Symphony No. 8: Andante molto moto – cond. by Weingartner – Pristine Audio
Pristine issues the fourth installment of the 1927 Beethoven Centennial series, with Felix Weingartner.
The Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly (Decca) vs. The SF Symphony/MTT (SF Sym.) – both double SACDs