Beethoven - Brahms - BrucknerSymphonies - Eugen Jochum - 16 CDnewBeethoven - Brahms - Bruckner Symphonies - Eugen Jochum - 16 CDIn the early 1950's it was Eugen Jochum (1902-1987) who was widely considered to be Wilhelm Furtwängler's successor in Berlin. Indeed Jochum performed and recorded widely with the Berlin Philharmon...125.00

Beethoven - Brahms - Bruckner Symphonies - Eugen Jochum - 16 CD [Expired]


no longer for sale

In the early 1950's it was Eugen Jochum (1902-1987) who was widely considered to be Wilhelm Furtwängler's successor in Berlin. Indeed Jochum performed and recorded widely with the Berlin Philharmonic before Furtwängler's death in 1954 while a certain Austrian was most definitely persona non grata. After a whirlwind tour in 1955, Karajan was appointed "for life" in Berlin, Jochum stayed in Munich with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra he founded and brought to world class, and Furtwängler was left, turning in his grave. But the comparison between Jochum and Furtwängler remained clear, especially with those composers represented here in this 16 CD Deutsche Grammophon box: Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner. While Bruckner's music is performed widely all over the world today, and recordings are plentiful, this was not the case in the early 1960's when Jochum began recording the complete cycle in this box. And it was this cycle which was the first ever to be released as a whole in the late 1960's. Jochum's approach to Brahms was also extraordinary, and this, his first of 3 complete Beethoven cycles has much to admire. Audiophiles please note: all the Bruckner's here are in excellent stereo, as are Beethoven 1,2, 4, 5 and 8. The remaining Beethoven and the Brahms are superb mono. I welcome your questions.