Alto Rhapsody Brahms

Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 2; Alto Rhapsody; Academic Festival Ovarture - Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture op. 80; Alto Rhapsody op. 53; Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73 –
Marjana Lipovšek, contralto; Ernst-Senff Chor; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 376 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1989 | Published: 1998

“Abbado’s approach to Brahms is generally direct, but his control of rhythm and phrase makes the performance instantly compelling” – The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Antoni Wit - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2012)

Johannes Brahms - Choral Works (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor; Ewa Wolak, contralto

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.572694 | Time: 01:09:51

This collection of short choral pieces by Johannes Brahms is an unusual one in present times, partly because many of the choral parts are quite demanding. For a choral club in the 19th century, however, it wouldn't have been so novel, and there are great beauties on offer here. After the fetching Ave Maria, Op. 12, the rest of the program is dense, metaphysical, and, with the partial exception of the Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53, concerned with death. There are two funeral songs, and two more about fate, and this is not the warm, humanistic Brahms of the German Requiem, Op. 45. The performances are profound and dignified, and the overall effect uncanny. The Warsaw Philharmonic Choir under choirmaster Henryk Wojnarowski has a gorgeous rich tone that is undiminished by the long lines of the music, and the Alto Rhapsody achieves real grandeur in the hands of contralto Ewa Wolak. But the real credit goes to the Warsaw Philharmonic and conductor Antoni Wit, who keep a consistent level of tension and momentum in difficult, dark material like the somber Nänie, Op. 82 (Funeral Song), a rarely performed late Brahms masterwork.
Dagmar Peckova - Wagner, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Brahms (1999, Supraphon # SU 3417-2 231)

Dagmar Peckova - Wagner, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Brahms
Dagmar Peckova, mezzo-soprano / The Prague Philhamonia / Jirí Belohlávek
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 238 MB | Full Artwork: 174 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Supraphon # SU 3417-2 231 | Country/Year: Czech Republic 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century, Vocal, Songs

"…The program she presents here is terrific: the Wesendonk Lieder and Zemlinsky songs are pretty common in recitals, but I know of no other recital disc where the “Song of the Wood Dove” from Schoenberg’s massive Gurrelieder appears, and the Brahms Alto Rhapsody is similarly rarely recorded outside of complete Brahms sets. Pecková, whose voice is a hair light for all the music here (she sings Rosina and Cherubino, and the lighter soprano role of Varvara in Katya Kabanova), does much of the program proud…" ~classicstoday
Hans Vonk (1942-2004): Johannes Brahms- The Final Sessions (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Hans Vonk (1942-2004): Johannes Brahms- The Final Sessions
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra / Male Chorus of the Netherlands Radio Choir
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 173 MB | Full Artwork: 112 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 045 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…While it may appear that this disc is a memorial worth only one playing, it is instead a set of beautiful readings of three essential Brahms works, fully in the Central European tradition. Moreover, it is not marmorial, but a real 'feel-good' and life-enhancing disc. What better memorial could a conductor have?" ~sa-cd.net
Hans Vonk (1942-2004): Johannes Brahms- The Final Sessions (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Hans Vonk (1942-2004): Johannes Brahms- The Final Sessions
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra / Male Chorus of the Netherlands Radio Choir
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,12 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 687 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 045 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…While it may appear that this disc is a memorial worth only one playing, it is instead a set of beautiful readings of three essential Brahms works, fully in the Central European tradition. Moreover, it is not marmorial, but a real 'feel-good' and life-enhancing disc. What better memorial could a conductor have?" ~sa-cd.net

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 6, 2014
Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 0.97 GB
Label: EMI | Catalog N.: 5 62742 2 | TT: 213:48

Otto Klemperer's Brahms needs no introduction. It remains a classic reference edition, one of the very few complete cycles with absolutely no weak links. It's customary to call these performances "granitic", an adjective that certainly applies to the First Symphony but doesn't begin to describe the swift and thrilling finale of the Fourth, the grand but impulsive Third (with its first-movement repeat in place), or the warmly lyrical Second. In general Klemperer's unsentimental but always gripping approach to this music practically defines the word "idiomatic". The Alto Rhapsody with Christa Ludwig also is one of the great ones, while the shorter works share the same virtues as the symphonies.
Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Otto Klemperer - Philharmonia Orchestra

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphonies 1-4 - Otto Klemperer - Philharmonia Orchestra
Classical | Romantic | 3CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS | 1.01GB
Label:EMI | Year of release: 2004 | ADD
Johannes Brahms - Collegium Vocale Gent, Herreweghe - Werke für Chor und Orchester (2011)

Johannes Brahms - Werke für Chor und Orchester
Ann Hallenberg - Collegium Vocale Gent - Orchestre des Champs-Elysées - Philippe Herreweghe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 238 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: PHI # LPH003 | Country/Year: France 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Choral

…The mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg sings warmly in the celebrated the Alto Rhapsody, while Herreweghe makes the Song of Destiny a powerful and compelling experience, with both line and texture beautifully judged. All these compositions are masterpieces - did Brahms ever compose anything less than a masterpiece? Another work that is less well known is the ambitious unaccompanied motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben, in which the singing of the Collegium Vocale could hardly be bettered in communicating the music's extraordinary subtleties of counterpoint.

Brahms · Symphonies · PO · Riccardo Muti  

Posted by platico at March 21, 2009
Brahms · Symphonies · PO · Riccardo Muti

Brahms · Symphonies · PO · Riccardo Muti
APE+CUE | 944 MB | Booklets | EASY CD-DA 12 | No LOG | 1989-1990

Symphonies 1-4 · Haydn Variations · Academic Festival Overture · Alto Rhapsody · Tragic Overture
Jessy Norman · Philadelphia Orchestra · Riccardo Muti

Brahms · Symphonies · PO · Riccardo Muti

VA - The Best Of Brahms (1992)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 23, 2016
VA - The Best Of Brahms (1992)

VA - The Best Of Brahms (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 303 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 138 mb
Genre: classical

The Best Of Brahms is a 1992 compilation album released by Vox Cameo Classics. It focuses on the works of Brahms through works by Bamberg Symphony, The Symphony Orchestra OF Southwest German Radio, The Austrian String Quartet with Irmgard Gahl and others.