Brahms The 4 Symphonys

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2015) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2015) 2CDs
Daniel Barenboim, piano; Staatskapelle Berlin; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:42:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4899 GH2

The old model for creating a hit classical recording – big-name soloist plus big-name conductor in major repertory work – is not so common anymore, but this live Brahms recording from the Staatskapelle Berlin under Venezuela's Gustavo Dudamel, with Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist, shows that there's life in the concept yet. One could point to the virtues of pianist and conductor separately: it's a rare septuagenarian who can combine power and clear articulation of detail the way Barenboim does, and Dudamel builds a vast sweep in, especially, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. But it's the way that the two work together that really makes news. Chalk it up to shared South American heritage or to whatever the listener wants, but the way the orchestra and piano define separate spheres and work them together is extraordinary. Again, it is in the Piano Concerto No. 1 and its Beethovenian drama that their mutual understanding is most evident, but there is a sense of great variety powerfully unified throughout.
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.

The German Symphony between Beethoven and Brahms: The Fall and Rise of a Genre  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 1, 2016
The German Symphony between Beethoven and Brahms: The Fall and Rise of a Genre

Christopher Fifield, "The German Symphony between Beethoven and Brahms: The Fall and Rise of a Genre"
2015 | ISBN-10: 1409452883 | 330 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms: The 2 Sextets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms: The 2 Sextets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:01 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.
Brahms - The Symphonies (Herbert von Karajan) (2008/1973)

Brahms - The Symphonies (Herbert von Karajan) (2008/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.63 Gb+5.74 Gb (2xDVD9) | 161 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Here are Herbert von Karajan's celebrated interpretations of the four Brahms symphonies recorded in concert in 1973, at the peak of his career. Unitel's films from this period documented the maestro with his great Berlin orchestra on 35mm colour film and in stereo. "Others have gotten more reflection out of Brahms … but not more virility and controlled intense beauty than Karajan in the Unitel films" (New York Times).
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
Andreas Ottensamer - Brahms: The Hungarian Connection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Andreas Ottensamer - Brahms: The Hungarian Connection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:48 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Andreas Ottensamer, himself half-Hungarian, naturally recognizes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet as “genuinely one of the monuments of the entire clarinet repertoire, a piece that every clarinettist dreams of playing”. The album includes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, one of the most seminal works for the instrument – combined with Hungarian dances and waltzes by Brahms, all newly arranged to include additional material from Brahms’ original musical sources, with an authentic folk twist. Brahms is seen as one of the most serious composers of the German school – this bold venture reveals how closely connected his music actually is to the vibrant folk music inspired Hungarian music world.
Johannes Brahms - The Piano Concertos; Fantasies, Op 116 (1996) 2CD

Johannes Brahms - Die Klavierkonzerte, Fantasien Op. 116 (1996) 2CD
Emil Gilels, piano; Berliner Philharmoniker; Eugen Jochum, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 332 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 447 446-2 | Time: 02:05:20

Gilels had immense physical power and impeccable control, but he was also capable of exquisitely refined poetry and had an acute perception of the lyrical impulse lying behind even the most assertive of Brahms's writing. The firmness of attack and the depth of sound that make his (and the Berlin Philharmonic's) playing so thrillingly dynamic can be offset by the most poignant of delicate gestures. There is undeniable grandeur to these readings, but with those additional qualities of wise thinking, generous expression and artistry of great subtlety, these performances are in a class of their own.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: The Symphonies (2009) [Reissue 2011] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: The Symphonies (2009) [Reissue 2011]
PS3 Rip | 3x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 166:25 minutes | Basic Covers included | 5,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers included | 2,92 GB
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester (Leipzig) - Johannes Brahms: The Symphonies (2013) [Decca 24-96]

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: The Symphonies (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Time - 233:58 minutes | 4,41 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

This comprehensive overview of Brahms's orchestral works includes several rarities, among them world premieres of two piano intermezzi orchestrated by Paul Klengel (brother of the Gewandhaus's long-standing principal cellist Julius Klengel) and the original first performance version of the Andante of Symphony No. 1 and the even rarer revised opening of the Fourth Symphony.