Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 73
Sinfonie Nr. 3 F-Dur op. 90
Conductor Titus Engel
By performing Brahms’s symphonies with the Camerata Salzburg, Titus Engel has the opportunity to reconstruct and revive the works in accordance with the performance conditions and traditions of interpretation of the Brahms period. Unlike the large-scale symphonic orchestras of our time, the Camerata is a chamber orchestra. The small string section corresponds roughly
to the size of the orchestra preferred by Brahms, the Meiningen Hofkapelle, with which, under its principal conductors Hans von
Bülow and Fritz Steinbach, Brahms worked together for many years during his frequent visits to Meiningen. The entries by Steinbach in the conductor’s scores of the works by Brahms were documented in book form. “There are many statements about phrasing, dynamics and tempi that are not in the printed score editions”, as Titus Engel discovered in valuable, more or less
authentic notes on the interpretation, which now become important parameters for the performances of the symphonic works in Erl. In the sparkling summery second symphony and the autumnal colours of the third, some surprising and previously unnoticed details will be audible, which in the Meiningen performance tradition are made transparent through performance by a chamber music ensemble.