Symphony No. 1 / Alto Rhapsody Op. 53

Composers: Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Peter Maag, Mino Bordignon
Soloist: Lucia Valentini Terrani
Chorus: Coro Sinfonica RAI di Milano
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Milano
Genre: Symphony
Label: Archives
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 43058-2
Total Time: 60:35:00
Recordingdate: 4/1976+4/1979
Technologie: Remastered 24bit/96kHz
Release Date: 12.09.2005


To the posthumous tribute that ARTS is paying to Peter Maag by presenting a number of selected recordings, another production is added in September: Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 and the Alto-Rhapsody Op. 53 from Brahms.

As speciality Maag selected the at that time 30 year old contralto Lucia Valentina Terrani for this concert. Thanks to her personality and her bright, warm and very elegant tone this interpretation of the Rhapsody is surely a proper homage to vocal artistry.

We feel that the restoration and publication of these two radio tapes as remastered ARTS ARCHIVES recording will convey genuine emotion to those who listen to them. Peter Maag and Lucia Valentini Terrani were capable, like few others, of stirring emotions.


Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
Un pocp sostenuto-allegro
Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 in C-Minor
Composer: Johannes Brahms
13.59 3,00 €
Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 in C-Minor
Composer: Johannes Brahms
10.14 3,00 €
Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 in C-Minor
Composer: Johannes Brahms
04.57 0,99 €
Adagio-allegro non troppo ma con brio
Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 in C-Minor
Composer: Johannes Brahms
16.21 4,00 €
Adagio-poco andante-adagio
Alto Rhapsody Op. 53
14.42 3,00 €


MUZYKA 21 (06.03.2007)

5 Stars

Fanfare (08.11.2006)

"..the quality of the sound is truly superb...Maag's reading of the Symphony is truly one of the most powerful and gripping I' ve yet to come across....Urgently recommended"

Diapason (20.04.2006)

"Recommendable... magnificent introspective sections" (09.02.2006)

"Thanks to the efforts of Arts we can rediscover the importance of the artistic legacy of Peter Maag. ... the orchestra engages itself like the conductor, litterally burning in a dazzling and memorable finale" (09.02.2006)

"Lucia Valentini-Terrani's voice is a magnificent instrument which can withstand such close scrutiny, rich, even and luscious in a very Italian way, but always in sympathy with the music....Maag's conducting is again heartfelt" (09.02.2006)

"Maags interpretations are terrific, because they are the exact opposite of showmanship: Their artistic integrity and inner density are exemplary and truly open up new horizons"

Pizzicato (09.02.2006)

" shouldn't miss this exciting Brahms from Peter Maag. The musical happening is garantied" (04.11.2005)

"A sleeper disc that is simultaneously a wake-up call for an enchanting 80 minutes of music"

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