The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s first recording in seven years is a significant milestone. Titled Brahms: The Symphonies, the album features WASO and Principal Conductor Asher Fisch performing the complete cycle of all four of Brahms’ symphonies. These four symphonies are regarded as some of the most important works in the classical music canon, and WASO’s performance received critical acclaim from various media including The Australian, The West Australian and premier classical music publication Limelight Magazine.
Recorded live in concert in 2015, these performances bring to life the colour and complexity of Brahms’ vision. Fisch is regarded as one of the great conductors of the Romantic repertoire of our times; from the lyrical second symphony to the epic fourth, this album is a testimony to his interpretative prowess, Brahms’ music, and to a superlative orchestra recorded in its prime.
Released as a double CD by ABC Classics, Brahms: The Symphonies will be available from 30 September, 2016.