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Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

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Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:20 | 396 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435 692-2

The Brahms double concerto is simply in a class of its own with all musicians solely concerned with getting to the essence of the music and the way they play is simply sublime. I would also place this version of the Beethoven triple concerto above the celebrated EMI performance by Karajan, Oistrakh, Richter and Rostropovich which I also have. Fricsay and his soloists put the music first in a way true musicians know how to without having to resort to any gimmick of any kind . Here,tempi, orchestral dynamics and balance seem to happen in a most natural ,simple manner ,allowing the music to flow to the point of timelessness.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 545 MB | 02:10:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

First of all, the Brahms selections are among the finest in the entire Richter the Master series. As a glance at the online Richter discography discloses, the two sonata aren't the same readings as on a previous Decca release. Sonatas no. 1 and no. 2 are from the same recital in Tours, June 19, 1988, the year that the great man turned 73. The live recording is closely miked bu clear and full, and despite complaints about his hard touch, it's not anything beyond what we often hear from Richter; consult the more mercurial and restless Decca account for a fair comparison. In fact, it's short-sighted to fault any of Philips' recordings for sound quality given the often abysmal sonics on countless live concerts taped on the fly by amateurs, the Soviets, and various radio stations.

Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1995)

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Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1995)

Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 70:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 443 771-2 | Recorded: 1993

There are so many variables affecting a recording of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem that the chances are almost zero that any one conductor, orchestra, couple of soloists, and chorus (not to mention the sound crew) will get everything, or even most everything, “right” at a given outing. And of course, “right” is a matter of personal taste: after all, this is a major work that most choral music fans and practitioners, both amateur and professional, know, have heard on recordings, and likely have sung—at the very least the fourth-movement chorus “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen”. They have an idea of how the piece is supposed to go, from the particular sound and interpretive style of the soloists to the size of the chorus and character of the singing and orchestral playing.

Fibonacci Sequence - Clarinet: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Baermann, Glinka, Milhaud (2013)

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Fibonacci Sequence - Clarinet: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Baermann, Glinka, Milhaud (2013)

Fibonacci Sequence - Clarinet: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Baermann, Glinka, Milhaud (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:23 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | Catalog: DXL1150

Distinguished chamber ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present their fifth disc in the instrument-led series of recordings focusing on music for clarinet. Now in its eighteenth year, the Fibonacci Sequence is considered one of the UK’s most distinguished chamber ensembles with a wide-ranging discography and impressive reviews. The ensemble has performed at the world’s leading festivals and venues and it has been chosen for the season 2012-2013 by the Concert Promotions Network.

Johanna Martzy - Mendelssohn, Brahms: Violin Concertos (1994)

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Johanna Martzy - Mendelssohn, Brahms: Violin Concertos (1994)

Johanna Martzy - Mendelssohn, Brahms: Violin Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:20 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | Catalog: 1037

In this era of homogenized classical collections, it is great to see Testament rescue gems from the vaults of labels like EMI and reissue them on CD. This title presents the great violin virtuoso Johanna Martzy performing Concertos by Mendelssohn and Brahms. Both Concertos feature Paul Kletzki conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, and both recordings are in mono, the Brahms from 1954 and the Mendelssohn the following year. These performances are first-rate, yet I am withholding a fifth star, despite the fact that I love Kletzki and am becoming a big fan of Martzy.

Richard Goode - Richard Goode plays Johannes Brahms (1987) Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

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Richard Goode - Richard Goode plays Johannes Brahms (1987) Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

Richard Goode - Richard Goode plays Johannes Brahms (1987) Reissue 2011
Eight Piano Pieces Op.76, Seven Fantasies Op.116, Four Piano Pieces Op.119

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 169 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79154-2 | Time: 01:01:48

The three works included on this album are representative of the final stage in the development of Brahms’s writing for solo piano, in which grand, formal structures gave way to groups of short episodic pieces. The New York Times praised Goode’s performances here as “excellent,” declaring, “this is music that suits the pianist's dark tone and searching intellect.”

Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

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Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

Valery Gergiev, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 131 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos

The Verbier Festival is one of classical musics greatest events. In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the worlds greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the worlds most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved.

Stephan Genz, Roger Vignoles - Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder (1999)

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Stephan Genz, Roger Vignoles - Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder (1999)

Stephan Genz, Roger Vignoles - Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 59:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec ‎| 3984-23700-2 | Recorded: 1998

The appearance in 1856 of a new edition of a German folksong anthology considered by Brahms to be indiscriminately compiled provoked him to bring out a collection of his own in 1894. His priorities lay not with authenticity; his own selections were governed by the sheer musical and aesthetic quality of the raw material and the opportunities it afforded for imaginative arrangement. So, in his Deutsche Volkslieder, Brahms practised the fine art of assimilation, blurring the lines between folksong and artsong in a way not at all dissimilar to what Britten would be doing for English folksong little more than 50 years later. Images and ambient sounds from the original folksongs find their way into Brahms’s ever-inventive piano accompaniments.

Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017)

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Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017)

Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 619 Mb | Total time: 152:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD601 | Recorded: 2017

Mainstream performances of the four symphonies of Johannes Brahms tend to reflect the interpretive standards of the mid-20th century – slow to moderate tempos, a large orchestra with a homogenized ensemble blend, and consistently serious moods – which have contributed to the similarities of sound and expression in many modern sets. In contrast, Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra present a fresh take on the symphonies, offering unusually brisk tempos, a lean ensemble sound with distinctive tone colors, and a sense of vitality and propulsion that is more typical of historically informed performance practice. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's size is comparable to the small orchestra in Meiningen that Brahms knew, and features of the period's playing style – portamento, spare vibrato, and crisp articulation, especially in the use of hard mallets on the timpani – are heard here.

Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)

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Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)

Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Chorus - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30015 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 31,2 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Naxos

The Verbier Festival is one of classical musics greatest events. In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the worlds greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the worlds most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved.

Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Brahms: Choral Works (2000)

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Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Brahms: Choral Works (2000)

Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Brahms: Choral Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 67:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 9806 | Recorded: 1998, 1999

The Danish choir under Stefan Parkman is splendid in this repertory. Their almost flawless intonation and ensemble make easy work of Brahms's thick textures and rich harmony….An embarrassment of riches–one you should take advantage of.

Jaime Martin, Gävle Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2 (2017)

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Jaime Martin, Gävle Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2 (2017)

Jaime Martin, Gävle Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 72:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1291-2 | Recorded: 2015

This Ondine recording is the first instalment in a series of Brahms recording with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor JaimeMartín. Together with the orchestra Martín offers delightful interpretations ofthese two early examples of Brahms’ orchestral writing.

Stephen Hough - Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces (2020)

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Stephen Hough - Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces (2020)

Stephen Hough - Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 228 Mb | Total time: 69:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68116 | Recorded: 2019

Blend imaginative yet learned interpretation, profound sensitivity and poetry, and personal charisma, and you have here one of the finest accounts of Brahms’s late piano works on record, one that stands head and shoulders above most contenders in an ever-growing catalogue…Hough reveals each miniature as a compact piece of theatre, putting an array of timbres and varied accentuation at its service.

Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)

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Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)

Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:15 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Audite | Catalog: 97505

This is the third and final disc of the Mandelring Quartet's survey of the complete string quartets of Johannes Brahms. It is the third disc because the German group has ingeniously coupled each of Brahms' three quartets with works written by his friends and contemporaries. Thus the first volume coupled Brahms' C minor Quartet with the A minor Quartet of Friedrich Gernsheim, the second volume coupled Brahms' B flat major Quartet with the G minor Quartet of Heinrich von Herzogenberg, and this third volume couples Brahms' A minor Quartet with the F major Quartet of Felix Otto Dessoff.

Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)

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Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)

Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:35 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 413 311-2GH

Taken from Jessye Norman’s contribution to the Lieder volume of Deutsche Grammophon’s complete Brahms Edition (alongside Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), this CD presents many favourite Brahms songs including the gypsy-influenced Zigeunerlieder. The singer is caught in her absolute vocal prime. Sung texts and translations are included.