Brahms Op. 39

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 - Brahms: Complete Piano Vol. 3 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at April 28, 2016
Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Complete Piano Vol. 3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Complete Piano Vol. 3 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:20:59 | 196 MB
Label: BIS

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.
Bax & Chung - Piano Duo: Stravinsky, Brahms, Piazzolla (2013)

Bax & Chung - Piano Duo: Stravinsky, Brahms, Piazzolla (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | Catalog Number: 365

The real life marriage of concert pianists, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, has led to one of the leading piano duos of their generation. To cite the UK magazine Music and Arts, “Theirs is a marriage of wondrous colours and dextrous aplomb, subtly balanced to make a musical performance sound as one.” Stavinsky’s 'Petrouchka' was originally arranged for four-hands by the composer as a rehearsal score for the Ballet Russes production of the same name, but in this stripped-down version it brings Stravinsky’s melodic, rhythmic and harmonic inventiveness to the fore. Brahms’ 16 Waltzes Op.39 are an enchanting collection of Romantic miniatures that simultaneously nod to the musical lineage of the composer’s home in Vienna whilst asserting his own flair and individuality. The final four tangos by Piazzolla are a full of Argentine flair and vigour, and were arranged especially for this recording by Bax & Chung.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos; Leon Fleisher, piano; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major; Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Waltzes Op. 39; Leon Fleisher (piano); The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Classical | 2CD | EAC RIP | APE+LOG+M3U, No CUE | Full scans| 568 Mb | RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical- 63225

The terms "classic" and "definitive", so overused that they are in danger of losing their meaning, absolutely apply to these recordings. The Fleisher/Szell Brahms Piano Concertos, recorded in 1958 and 1962, had not been available since their 1980s incarnation as Odyssey LPs. Now, in amazingly solid, vibrant remastered sound Sony has resurrected these mighty performances, which along with Fleisher's Beethoven concerto recordings, are vital documents of this pianist's early prowess - stunning technique, penetrating musicianship, and well-channeled passion. Szell's fiery, tempestuous reading of the Piano Concerto No. 1's orchestral score (with a riled up Cleveland Orchestra) has never been surpassed, let alone equaled, not even by Szell himself in his subsequent recordings. Fleisher and Szell present the Second Concerto in a grandly classical manner, relating it to Beethoven's Emperor and avoiding the massiveness and bulk of some more recent interpretations. Here the pianist tellingly combines wit and intelligence with a powerful sense of urgency. The same goes for the appended Waltzes and Handel Variations from 1956, which Fleisher plays with such brilliance that we can't wait for the next passage. Sony has jettisoned the original cardboard packaging for the more sturdy jewel box, hence this new review. Whether paper or plastic, get these great performances while you still can
- Victor Carr;

Johannes Brahms - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 13 CDs  Music

Posted by Flush at Sept. 4, 2006
Johannes Brahms - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 13 CDs

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
An intense perfectionist who looked to Mozart and Beethoven as his models, Brahms is widely regarded as the succesor to Beethoven. Top works: Piano Trio No. 1, Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2, Clarinet Quintet.

Top 13 Brahms CDs for your Classical Music Collection
A Project Climax Subcategory

Johannes Brahms - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 13 CDs
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Quartetti Italiani, 10 Cd Set, Vol.2 Boccherini - String Quartets, Opp. 39, 41, 64

Luigi Boccherini - String Quartets, Vol.2, Op. 39, 41 & 64
Quartetti Italiani, 10 Cd Box Set, Vol.2 of 10

Classical | WavPack | 1 CD | Covers | 320 Mb | | 1995
Quartetto d'Archi di Venezia (Venice String Quartet)
Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.