Brahms - Symphony No. 4 / Schoenberg Variations Op
Label: harmonia mundi
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, dir. Kent Nagano
A little over forty years separate Brahms' Fourth Symphony from Schoenberg's Variations op.31: little enough for two sound-worlds so radically divergent! Yet a certain conscious classicsim and a common affiliation - to Bach - link these masterpieces of Romanticism and dodecaphony. Is there really such a sharp divide between them?