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

Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 8, 2017
Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)

Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,15 Gb | Scans - 5 Mb | 07:19:19
Classical | Label: Nimbus Records

As complete sets of Brahms piano music go, it's hard to get more complete than this set by Martin Jones on Nimbus. Jones includes not only the canonical two Rhapsodies, three Sonatas, four Ballades, six sets of variations, ten Hungarian Dances, sixteen Waltzes and twenty-eight short piano pieces, but also the almost forgotten sarabandes, gigues, gavottes, studies, canons and transcriptions. Listeners looking for the most complete Brahms available need look no further. Listeners who do look no further, however, will have to settle for good but by no means great performances. Jones has a big tone coupled to an impressive technique and many of his performances are quite fine. But too often here he seems to be merely going through the motions, turning in accomplished but unexciting sometimes even dutiful performances. When extroverted virtuosity is called for in the Paganini Variations, Jones is almost but not altogether on top of the notes.

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.
Idil Biret - Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos (12 CDs, 2001)

Idil Biret - Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos (12 CDs, 2001)
MP3 320 kbps | 12 CDs, 12:17:16 min | 1,65 Gb | Scans -> 12,5 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

This set is a remarkable bargain, containing all of Brahms's solo piano music, including such chips from his workshop as cadenzas for other composers' concertos and a series of strictly mechanical piano studies that nobody will want to listen through. No matter. Idil Biret has a firm grasp of Brahms's idiom, and she plays with insight and passion throughout the set. Although she doesn't startle with her virtuosity, she handles the considerable technical demands of the music with great confidence.
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Dace Kļava & Aldis Liepiņš - Brahms: Liebeslieder (2017)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Dace Kļava & Aldis Liepiņš - Brahms: Liebeslieder
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:39 min | 189 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

Best known for his gigantic orchestral masterpieces Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) took equal pleasure in writing smaller miniatures. In fact, Brahms wrote a substantial number of pieces for vocal quartet and piano; this ensemble was for him a vehicle for expressing warmth and positive emotions, and as such this genre remains one of the most beloved in his output. This new recording by the prestigious Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Klava features a selection from his Opp. 52, 64, 65 and 92, including some of his famous Liebeslieder-Walzer.