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Antje Weithaas, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)

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Antje Weithaas, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)

Antje Weithaas, Maximilian Hornung, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 63:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| 555 172-2 | Recorded: 2017

Antje Weithaas probes every detail in the musical text, charged with energy and with her compelling musical intelligence and unrivaled command of technique. Her charisma and stage presence are gripping but never force their way in front of the work. And we therefore are happy that this internationally top-ranking violinist is now interpreting the Violin Concerto by Robert Schumann and the Double Concerto by Johannes Brahms for cpo with Maximilian Hornung, a cellist who in every way is her equal.

Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

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Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | 00:55:47
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.

Soirée: Magdalena Kožená & Friends (2019)

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Soirée: Magdalena Kožená & Friends (2019)

Soirée: Magdalena Kožená & Friends (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 73:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | PTC5186671 | Recorded: 2017

Soirée captures the atmosphere of informal, domestic music making. Czech star mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená offers an intimate and highly personal collection of international songs together with an outstanding group of musical friends, including Sir Simon Rattle, who makes his recording debut as a pianist.
The German lied is represented by Brahms (Two Songs, Op. 91 and Five Ophelia Songs, WoO 22) and Strauss (Morgen!), the French chanson by Chausson (Chanson perpétuelle) and Ravel (Chansons madécasses), and 20th-century avant-gardism with Stravinsky’s Three Songs from William Shakespeare.

Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)

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Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)

Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec ‎| # 0630-13137-2 | Recorded: 1996, 1997

Gidon Kremer and Harnoncourt imbue the Violin Concerto with intellectual strength and Romantic warmth.

Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)

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Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)

Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:09:35
Classical | Label: Bomba-Piter/Manchester Files | # CDMAN 161

Yury Markovich Kramarov (1929-1982), one of the best representatives of St. Petersburg viola school, the outstanding Russian musician and teacher, has contributed a great deal to the development of the national viola art. In 1952 Kramarov, still a student at the Conservatoire then, was invited to fill the post of the viola group concertmaster of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society orchestra. Simultaneously he started teaching at the Conservatoire. From that time on performing and pedagogical arts were constantly present in his creative life and complemented each other. From 1956 through 1963 he was the viola group concertmaster in the famous Mravinsky Orchestra. In 1957 the young musician won two important and convincing prizes at the All-Union and International competitions in Moscow. Being a brilliant soloist, having performed with best national orchestras and conductors (Ye. Mravinsky, N. Rakhlin, A. Yansons, K. Eliasberg), Kramarov nonetheless was always drawn towards chamber music. Such leading figures of the Russian performing arts as I. Braudo, M. Vaiman, B. Gutnikov, V. Liberman, M.Rostropovich played together with Kramarov. The musician performed with great enthusiasm in the quartets named after Taneev, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Glazunov.

Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago SO - Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999) [Re-Up]

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Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago SO - Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999) [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999)
Maxim Vengerov, violin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 0630-17144-2 | Time: 01:01:52

Maxim Vengerov now confronts - and conquers - one of the supreme challenges all great violinists must face: The Brahms violin concerto. This beautiful, virtuosic work has defined careers from Heifetz to Perlman. Vengerov's turn has come, and his rich, burnished tone and impassioned phrasing make this one of the standout concerto CDs of the year. The soulful partnership of Vengerov and Barenboim (one of his most important mentors) is also a strong selling point.

Renée Fleming, Hartmut Höll, Christian Thielemann - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Lieder (2019)

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Renée Fleming, Hartmut Höll, Christian Thielemann - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Lieder (2019)

Renée Fleming, Hartmut Höll, Christian Thielemann, Münchner Philharmoniker - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Lieder (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 207 Mb | Total time: 60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 483 2335 | Recorded: 2010, 2017

Four-time Grammy winner Renee Fleming presents her first full-length Lieder album in almost two decades, featuring a selection of favorite songs from Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, including Brahm's "Lullaby" and a breathtaking performance of Mahler's Rückert Lieder with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic.

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 2 (2013)

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Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 2 (2013)

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10757 | Time: 01:08:36

Following the varied programming of Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 1, Barry Douglas presents a mix of early and late pieces to give the second volume emotional balance, and sets a series of short pieces against a monumental masterpiece. Douglas is a thoughtful and eloquent performer, and his Brahms has the hallmarks of serious consideration and introspection; nothing here is superfluous or simply offered for show. The sensitive selection of three Ballades and three Intermezzi to frame the muscular Rhapsody Op. 119/4, gives the first part of the program an internal unity and feeling of logical organization, even though the shifting moods feel as effortless and unplanned as clouds passing on a sunny afternoon. The Sonata No. 3 is placed at the end of the recital, as befits its stature, and Douglas' interpretation gives it the feeling of gravitas and inevitability. Yet it also partakes of the fleeting moods that were carefully prepared in the early part of the program, so Douglas' shaping of this album shows great care in preparation.

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 1 (2012)

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Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 1 (2012)

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 1 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10716 | Time: 01:17:39

Irish pianist Barry Douglas has largely avoided recording, but has made a substantial reputation on the concert stage. You'd think he might have cultivated a commanding, public style, but in this first-in-a-series album of Brahms piano works, he instead offers quiet, finely wrought interpretations. The programming concept itself is a bit involved, but Douglas pulls it off: instead of offering short works in complete sets, he picks and chooses in order to create a convincing sequence of moods and modes of expression. Here, Douglas sets Brahms' late works against broader works from earlier in the composer's career. His control over the Intermezzo, Capriccio, and Romance sets of Opp. 116, 117, and 118, is extraordinary, and few pianists have ever evoked so well the quintessential reaction to late Brahms: that when you hear the performance just once, you have an uncanny feeling of barely having scratched the surface. In Douglas' hands, the larger Rhapsodies, Op. 79, and the Ballade in B major, Op. 10/4, almost inspire relaxation: here Douglas turns up the volume and revels a bit in the melodies.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonaten für Viola und Klavier (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1630, 457 068-2 | Time: 00:44:04

These two sonatas, originally written for clarinet, marked the end of an intense period of depression for Brahms, during which his creative energies had all but faded. Kim Kashkashian, whose command of the viola unearths an even deeper realm of possibility in this already engaging diptych, faithfully captures the somber circumstances of its creation. In doing so, she shows that the viola is no less an instrument of breath, drawing from deep within her lungs the sheer vocal power required to carry across such arresting music.

Cuarteto Casals - Brahms: String Quartets, Piano Quintet (2008)

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Cuarteto Casals - Brahms: String Quartets, Piano Quintet (2008)

Cuarteto Casals - Brahms: String Quartets, Piano Quintet (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:15:38 | 614 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 987074

The three string quartets of Johannes Brahms are difficult beasts to master. On the one hand, they contain some of the densest, richest harmonization in the repertoire. This can be quickly followed by moments of utter transparency and serenity. The Cuarteto Casals, however, only delivers on one half of this sonic spectrum. When it comes to the lighter sound quality as heard, for example, in the beginning of the third movement of the A minor quartet or the fourth movement of the B flat major quartet, the sound quality produced by the Cuarteto Casals seems just about right.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

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Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1314-2 | Recorded: 2017

This new recording by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaime Martín is a tribute to the work of Johannes Brahms (18331897). The art of Brahms has inspired countless of artists and composers since the 19th century up to our times. Arnold Schoenberg was one of the composers who greatly admired Brahms work. Schoenberg was particularly fond of Brahms 1st Piano Quartet (Op. 25) and when Otto Klemperer suggested him to orchestrate it in 1937, Schoenberg took the task without hesitation. Schoenberg regarded his reworking of the Piano Quartet often dubbed as Brahms Fifth as an act of homage to Brahms, and he believed he had finally succeeded in addressing the composers concerns about the original score. No wonder that Schoenbergs masterful arrangement has remained in the concert programs of symphony orchestras.