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.
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.
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

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

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 · 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

Alto Adige - 9 Dicembre 2016  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 9, 2016
Alto Adige - 9 Dicembre 2016

Alto Adige - 9 Dicembre 2016
Italian | 56 pages | True PDF | 63 MB
Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.

Alto Adige - 8 Dicembre 2016  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 8, 2016
Alto Adige - 8 Dicembre 2016

Alto Adige - 8 Dicembre 2016
Italian | 61 pages | True PDF | 48 MB

Alto Adige - 7 Dicembre 2016  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 7, 2016
Alto Adige - 7 Dicembre 2016

Alto Adige - 7 Dicembre 2016
Italian | 48 pages | True PDF | 45 MB