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Little-known music of all eras => New recordings => Topic started by: calyptorhynchus on July 02, 2018, 08:18:15 am



Title: Naxos
Post by: calyptorhynchus on July 02, 2018, 08:18:15 am
I see that the August releases from Naxos include new recordings of Brahms' Symphonies 3 & 4  ???

I wonder why we need new recordings of these two works?


Title: Re: Naxos
Post by: Dundonnell on July 02, 2018, 01:50:52 pm
It is in fact a complete set of the Brahms symphonies played by the Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra from Hungary.

One does not wish to be unkind to Naxos-which records a lot of neglected repertoire-but I cannot but agree. I wonder who actually needs the Brahms symphonies played by a provincial Hungarian orchestra??


Title: Re: Naxos
Post by: Neil McGowan on July 02, 2018, 04:58:16 pm
. I wonder who actually needs the Brahms symphonies played by a provincial Hungarian orchestra??

+1


Title: Re: Naxos
Post by: PJ on July 03, 2018, 07:30:28 am
It is in fact a complete set of the Brahms symphonies played by the Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra from Hungary.

One does not wish to be unkind to Naxos-which records a lot of neglected repertoire-but I cannot but agree. I wonder who actually needs the Brahms symphonies played by a provincial Hungarian orchestra??

It's been well sponsored and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the orchestra. I hope it will have considerable local interest at least.


Title: Re: Naxos
Post by: Dundonnell on July 03, 2018, 10:51:48 am
Fair point  If large numbers of the population of Gyor and the surrounding district buy the cds then they will easily recoup the cost


Title: Re: Naxos
Post by: Greg K on July 03, 2018, 04:21:47 pm
If its been "well sponsored" (i.e. paid for by outside parties) then conceivably sales numbers don't matter.  Costs were covered in advance.