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Drive Featured Album, starting Monday 5 October 2015 after 6pm.
Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer and his dazzlingly energetic orchestra from Budapest consistently come up with some of today’s most exciting performances. And when it comes to Brahms - who had an affinity for all things Hungarian - it all fits together particularly well.
For this superb new recording of the Fourth Symphony, Fischer emphasises the mournful aspect of Brahms’s music. This is perhaps not the most intense or dramatic version, but the tension carefully builds to the defiant, tragic climax.
Brace yourself for a deep dive of into Brahms's darkest emotions.