Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Fabio Luisi Announce Latest Release on DSOLive Label: Brahms Symphony No. 3

Release continues DSO and Luisi’s Complete Brahms Symphony cycle project

Dallas, Texas (October 27, 2023) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Fabio Luisi (Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship) announce the release of their latest album, Brahms Symphony No. 3 on the DSO’s in-house label, DSOLive, which is available now through all major digital retailers and on Spatial Audio from Apple Music Classical. Brahms Symphony No. 3 was recorded live in concerts at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center March 16–18, 2023.

“Brahms is very important in the repertoire of every orchestra. He brought the idea of the symphony orchestra to a level no composer before him had done,” said Luisi. “Brahms’s Third Symphony is an expression of intimacy, joy and sorrow, which is so beautifully translated into music by the composer.”

Luisi and the DSO selected Brahms to begin their recording relationship and embarked on an initiative to record and release all four of the late-Romantic composer’s symphonies beginning with Brahms Symphonies No. 1 & 2, which was released in September 2023 to critical acclaim. Gramophone reported, “The DSO play magnificently in both symphonies, and the recording quality is superb.”

The DSO worked with recording engineer and producer Bernhard Guettler for the release. Guettler was the producer on Luisi’s recent Gramophone Award-winning album with the Danish National Orchestra. Luisi and the DSO will record and release Brahms Symphony No. 4 in a forthcoming season, thus completing the full Brahms Symphony cycle.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a rich recording history dating back to the 1940s. Under Music Director Antal Doráti, the DSO recorded with legendary artists William Kapell, Yehudi Menuhin and Arthur Rubinstein for the RCA label. Throughout Eduardo Mata’s tenure, the DSO continued its relationship with RCA and recorded for Dorian and ProArte. The DSO under Mata included storied releases of works by Albeniz, Copland, de Falla, Ravel and Stravinsky. Andrew Litton and the DSO’s recording history included a complete Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Cycle with Stephen Hough for the Hyperion Label, an album of Gershwin with Litton as piano soloist for Delos and the world premiere recording of Lowell Liebermann’s Symphony No. 2. Under Jaap van Zweden, the DSO launched its in-house label DSOLive. Those recordings include Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 & 7, Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 4 & 5 and the world premiere recording of Steven Stucky’s August 4, 1964.


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Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Fabio Luisi
Release Date:    October 27, 2023
UPC: 5059449507286
Recording Producer: Bernhard Guettler
Recording Engineers: George Gilliam and Bernhard Guettler
Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Bernhard Guettler and Benedikt Jaeger
Immersive Mix Engineer: Bernhard Guettler


About the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents more than 150 orchestra concerts annually at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. As part of its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches hundreds of thousands of adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra also offers more than 200 concerts in neighborhoods throughout Dallas each year, as well as music lessons to more than 900 students as part of its Young Strings and Kim Noltemy Young Musicians programs. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900 and is a cornerstone of the unique, 118-acre Arts District in Downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks – the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Dallas. Visit DallasSymphony.org for more information.

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