Following the 2011 landmark Beethoven cycle, Riccardo Chailly returns with a recording of the complete Brahms symphonies and orchestral works including the overtures and Haydn Variations.

Rarities include world premiere recordings of two piano intermezzi orchestrated by Paul Klengel (brother of the Gewandhaus’ long-standing principal cellist Julius Klengel); the 9 Liebeslieder waltzes; the original first performance version of the Andante of Symphony No. 1 and the even rarer revised opening of the Fourth Symphony.

Chailly has radically rethought his approach to these works, re-examining the scores and returning to the recorded interpretations of a generation of conductors alive during Brahms’ lifetime, principally Felix Weingartner and one of his Gewandhaus predecessors Bruno Walter.

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BRAHMS The Symphonies. Gewandhausorchester / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 3cdsBRAHMS The Symphonies. Gewandhausorchester / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 3cdsView or buy


BEETHOVEN The 9 Symphonies. Katerina Beranova, Lilli Paasikivi, Robert Dean Smith, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 5cds (capbox version)BEETHOVEN The 9 Symphonies. Katerina Beranova, Lilli Paasikivi, Robert Dean Smith, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 5cds (capbox version)

SCHUMANN The Complete Symphonies Mahler Edition. Leipzig Gewandhausorchester / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 2cdsSCHUMANN The Complete Symphonies Mahler Edition. Leipzig Gewandhausorchester / Riccardo Chailly. Decca 2cds