Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2

A stellar, critically acclaimed recording of Brahms’ early orchestral masterpieces

Brahms’s early orchestral serenades have one foot planted in the circle of Robert Schumann, the other in the classical tradition of Mozart and Haydn. But they also contain more than a hint of the grandeur that would emerge in orchestral works to come — not merely the symphonies, but the choral music with orchestra, particularly the German Requiem.

This outstanding recording, originally released on Carlton and available only for a brief time, wowed critics in England and Germany. Alto returns this outstanding Brahms recording to the catalogue at an outstanding value price.