Edward Gardner on Mendelssohn and Brahms

Gramophone Fri 28th June 2019

The British conductor on the pleasures of recording complete cycles of symphonies and orchestral works

Edward Gardner has just released another instalment in his City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn cycle, a collection of overtures, and a new Brahms symphony cycle with the Bergen Philharmonic starts this autumn – both for the Chandos label. Editor-in-Chief James Jolly caught up with him to talk about recording complete series of works, how he approaches such well-know repertoire as the Brahms symphonies, and how he seeks a different sound for each composer.

 

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