Brahms: Sym. No 4; Hadyn: Sym. No. 91 - Cincinnati SO/Max Rudolf
KHCD-2013-038FL (STEREO) - Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98; Haydn: Symphony No. 91 in E-flat - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Max Rudolf - This CD completes the series of restorations of the Decca (US) recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony with Max Rudolf. The Brahms 4th is given a no-nonsense, very sensitively played account, with some subtle spotlighting of instrumental groups in the warm acoustic of Cincinnati Music Hall. The rare Decca gold label LP used for this restoration was in near-mint condition. Haydn's Symphony No. 91 compliments the Brahms, from another Decca recording, the mastering and LP pressing actually done by Capitol Records for MCA/Decca in 1970 (The companion symphony from that LP, Symphony No. 102, and be found on Klassic Haus KHCD-2011-001, Orchestral Page 2 tab).