Symphonies 3 & 4
catalog number 21064
A co-production with Radio Bremen
"… As with the Third Symphony, audiences for the most part greeted the Fourth "with exceptional applause". Whether this was due to or in spite of the high degree of artificiality is a matter for conjecture. Brahms’ achievement of realizing the ideals of chamber music-like structure in the monumental framework of the genre symphony was something which was upheld by future composers. When asked what had been able to learn from Brahms, the composer Arnold Schoenberg answered: "Economy, and yet richness"."