Brahms Op. 39

Sena Jurinac & Franz Holetschek - Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39 & Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42 (2017)

Sena Jurinac & Franz Holetschek - Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39 & Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:36 | 117 MB
Label: Profil

Soprano Sena Jurinac (pronounced Sehn-ya Yoo-ree-nahts) was among that extraordinary ensemble of Mozart singers to have emerged from the Vienna Staatsoper immediately after the end of WW II. Even in the company of Schwarzkopf, Seefried, Höngen, Kunz, Schöffler, and others, the young artist with the glowing voice and assured stage manner proved herself a unique singer, making her mark with definitive interpretations of Cherubino and Octavian, Dorabella and Donna Elvira (the latter second only to Schwarzkopf's magnificent portrayal). She later undertook more dramatic roles, interpreting them expertly, if sometimes sounding out of her depth vocally. Nonetheless, she was one of the world's most treasured artists in the third quarter of the twentieth century and many of her greatest roles are preserved on disc.
Boris Giltburg - Sergey Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573469 | Time: 01:10:36

Boris Giltburg's 2016 release on Naxos consists of two sets of piano pieces by Sergey Rachmaninov, the Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (1916-1917), and the Moments musicaux, Op. 16 (1896). The Études-tableaux are a cross between technical studies and character pieces, reminiscent of the etudes of Frédéric Chopin, and they present considerable challenges, even to virtuoso pianists. Here, Giltburg displays his remarkable skills, as well as a range of expressions that run from the fiery and turbulent to the atmospheric and melancholy. In the Moments musicaux, Rachmaninov experimented with short forms, such as the nocturne, etude, funeral march, barcarolle, and theme with variations, and these pieces demonstrated his mastery of piano technique, if not yet his full maturity as a composer. Giltburg's playing brings out a variety of colors and textures, and his passionate interpretations accord with Rachmaninov's youthful, ardent style.
Luigi Boccherini - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Quintettes avec contrebasse op. 39 & 44 (1990/2000, Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951334)

Luigi Boccherini - Quintettes avec contrebasse Op. 39
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini / Enrico Gatti
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 280 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951334 | Country/Year: France 2000, 1990
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"
Guo Wenjing - Riding on the Wind / Symphony in B Minor, Op. 39 "Hero" (2009)

Guo Wenjing - Riding on the Wind / Symphony in B Minor, Op. 39 "Hero" (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | CD Single | Covers | 187 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: People's Music Publishing House | Cat.: ISRC-CN-M260900040 | RS/MU

While Guo Wenjing's modernist scores have established him as one of China's most imaginative and individualistic contemporary composers, he can, when the occasion or a commission requires, produce works with a broad popular appeal. The current program features two works in this populist/nationalist idiom. The overture for orchestra and military band, "Riding on the Wind" makes a splendid noise, as well as slyly swiping some gestures from John Williams' score for "The Cowboys." More serious in tone is the B Minor "Heroic" Symphony, op. 39. Guo definitely knows his Shostakovich and Prokofiev - as can be heard in this grandiose Socialist-Realist "Heroic" Symphony. Throughout the score Guo quotes from L'Internationale, Dong Fang Hong (The East is Red), The March of the Volunteers (China's National Anthem) as well as a signature quote from composer Lu Qiming's "Ode to the Red Flag" (a work well-known to all Chinese concert goers).
Busoni: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Men's Chorus, Op. 39 - Johansen

Busoni: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Men's Chorus, Op. 39 - Johansen
Music & Arts | 1 CD | 68:25 | APE | scans | 279 MB
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.
Johannes Brahms - Händel Variationen, Walzer, Rhapsodien (Ragna Schirmer)

Johannes Brahms - Händel Variationen, Walzer, Rhapsodien (Ragna Schirmer)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 220 Mb
Date: 2010

Brahms' works for piano open and close his career as a composer. In his earliest sets of variations, especially those of Op. 9, the melody is of primary importance, and Brahms clings to it while freely changing the harmony. His later studies of Beethoven, however, led to his transformation of the melody into something new, adhering to the theme's basic phrase structure and harmonic pattern. As had Bach in his "Goldberg" Variations and Beethoven in the "Diabelli" Variations, Brahms, in the Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel, Op. 24, constructed a sprawling masterwork ……..
Brahms: The Piano Concertos; Works for Piano Solo; Sephen Kovacevich; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2; Works for Piano Solo –
Stephen Kovacevich, piano; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis

Classical | 4 CDs | EAC Rip | 942 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | Fson & RS links
Publisher: Philips | Recorded: between 1968 - 1983 | Published: 2005

Let me say straight away that the performance is extremely fine; indeed, such is its eloquence that I put aside the score and notepad and just listened for pleasure the first time round. – On Concerto No. 1 – Gramophone
This new version of Piano Concerto no. 2 from Stephen Kovacevich and the LSO under Sir Cohn Davis must be numbered among the very finest of recent years… The performance combines poetic feeling and intellectual strength in no small measure, and it is one to which I am sure I will want to returnGramophone

VA - Brahms: The Essentials (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 2, 2017
VA - Brahms: The Essentials (2017)

VA - Brahms: The Essentials (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:57:38 | 407 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon , Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer and pianist and is considered a leading composer in the romantic period. His best known pieces include his Academic Festival Overture and German Requiem.
Nelson Freire - Brahms: Piano Pieces & Sonata No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nelson Freire - Brahms: Piano Pieces & Sonata No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:05 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Nelson Freire made his recording debut with the Brahms F minor sonata in 1967. Now, half a century later, he returns to this monumental work.