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Brahms: Piano Concertos, Piano Works and Chamber Music

Brahms: Piano Concertos, Piano Works and Chamber Music


Brahms:

Ballades (4), Op. 10

Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Frank Braley (piano)

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119

Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Renaud Capucon (violin), Gerard Causse (viola), Gautier Capucon (cello)

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello)

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79

Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2

Renaud Capucon (violin)

Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Renaud Capucon (violin)


“Nicholas Angelich was born to play Brahms,” was the Daily Telegraph’s judgement on the American-born, French trained pianist, hose artistry is at the heart of this collection of concertos, chamber music and solo pieces. His collaboration with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon was praised by Gramophone as “sure to kindle anyone’s enthusiasm for Brahms …The way they are able to strike a balance between Brahms’s energetic flow of ideas, his strongly delineated structures and his lyrical intensity is most satisfying.”

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Chopin: The Piano Works

Chopin: The Piano Works


Chopin:

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Études (12), Op. 10

Études (12), Op. 25

Trois Nouvelles Études

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Impromptus Nos. 1-4

Mazurkas Nos. 1-51

Nocturnes Nos. 1-19

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Polonaises Nos. 1-9

Polonaise No. 10 in F minor, Op. 71 No. 3

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Rondo in C major for two pianos, Op. 73

Scherzi Nos. 1-4

Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43

Waltzes Nos. 1-14


Much of Samson François’s pianistic career was devoted to performing and recording the works of Frédéric Chopin.

A musician to whom many Chopin scholars are indebted, François was famed for bringing the intricacies of Chopin’s piano works to life, in a way no performer had done before him. Also featuring the Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux, this collection includes some of Chopin’s greatest masterpieces, performed with spellbinding musicality by the eminent French pianist.

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JS Bach: Keyboard Works

JS Bach: Keyboard Works


Bach, J S:

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

English Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV806-811

French Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV812-817

Partitas Nos. 1-6, BWV825-830

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

French Overture in B minor, BWV831

Goldberg Variations, BWV988


Helmut Walcha (harpsichord Ammer)

“One of the great interpreters of J. S. Bach,” was the New York Times’ description of the German organist and harpsichordist Helmut Walcha (1907-1991). His “intuitive grasp of the composer’s mind and intentions” was noted by The Guardian, while Gramophone judged that “his coherence and inner logic as a Bach interpreter remain unsurpassed.” Walcha’s recordings of Bach’s major solo keyboard works, performed on the harpsichord, are gathered together in this superb 13-CD collection.

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Renaissance & Baroque Music

Renaissance & Baroque Music

England, France, Flanders, Germany


anon.:

Pia mater gratie

Nesciens mater

Beata Preogenies

Sanctus

Agnus Dei

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Agnus Dei

Post Missarum Solemnia

Bach, J S:

Motets, BWV225-230

Byttering:

Nesciens mater

En Katerine solennia

Cooke, John:

Ave Regina Caelorum

Stella celi

Damett:

Beata Dei genetrix Maria

Salve porta paradisi

Dufay:

Missa L'homme arme

Nuper rosarum flores

Ecclesiae militantis

Alma Redemptoris Mater

O sancte Sebastiane

Salve flos Tusce gentis

Forest:

Qualis est dilectus

Ascendit Christus

Isaac:

Commune Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis

Missa Paschalis (Easter Mass)

Quis dabit capiti meo aquam?

Es het ein Baur ein Töchterlein

Es wollt ein meydlein grasen gan

Greiner, Zancker, Schnopffitzer

J'ay pris amours

Fammi una gratia amore

La morra

Maysheut:

Ave post libamina

Monte, P:

O suavitas et dulcedo

Parce Mihi, Domine

Dolce mio caro

Comme la tourterelle

La Deesse Venus

La dolce vista

Missa 8 vocum: La dolce vista

Oliver:

Agnus Dei

Pennard:

Credo

Power, L:

Credo

Beata progenies

Sanctus

Ave Regina, OH43

Gloria

Beata viscera

Credo

Sanctus

Agnus Dei, OH141

Salve Regina

Missa 'Alma redemptoris mater'

Ibo michi ad montem

Quam pulchra es

Pycard:

Gloria

Queldryk:

Gloria

Schütz:

St Matthew Passion, SWV 479


The Hilliard Ensemble, Kees Boeke Consort, Soloists from the Knabenchor Hannover, London Baroque

The blend between the voices is finely controlled, the tone mellow and the tuning spectacularly accurate, giving rise to an organ-like sonority that is genuinely thrilling,” wrote Gramophone magazine, praising the Hilliard Ensemble’s four singers, who excelled in an extraordinary variety of music over a 40-year career. This seven-CD collection extends from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, offering music by composers from England, France, Flanders and Germany.

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


“I waited a very long time to record the Beethoven symphonies,” said Daniel Barenboim when this cycle was first released in 2000.

“I waited for the music to mature in me – or me in it – and to find an orchestra that not only did what I asked it to do, but which really felt every detail in the music exactly as I did at the moment we were playing it… This is the greatest joy that a conductor can have.”

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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Bagatelles

Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126


“Nobody plays this music more authoritatively and eloquently,” wrote London’s Sunday Times of Stephen Kovacevich in Beethoven.

“He is in his element, responding wholeheartedly to the extreme physicality that Beethoven brought to music ... but the wit and delicacy of the playing are also remarkable.” Kovacevich himself has spoken of his love for the “fun and virtuosity” of the composer’s early sonatas, while in the often challenging later works he sees a “subtext of radiance and some sort of inherent faith in life.”

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Debussy: The Piano Works

Debussy: The Piano Works


Debussy:

Préludes - Books 1 & 2 (24, complete)

Images pour piano - Books 1 & 2

Pour le piano

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Études pour piano (12) (complete)

D'un cahier d'esquisses

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Rêverie

Arabesques (2)

Nocturne

Valse romantique (L. 71)

L'isle joyeuse

Le petit nègre

Masques

Danse bohemienne

Ballade

Mazurka

La plus que lente

Suite Bergamasque

Berceuse héroïque

Hommage à Haydn

Children's Corner


The affinity of Walter Gieseking for the music of Debussy is nothing less than legendary. As Gramophone magazine wrote: “Debussy and Gieseking form an inseparable union where creator and recreator become one and the same person. Had Debussy lived to hear Gieseking he would surely have marvelled at such an uncanny identification with his very spirit.” These miraculous recordings, dating from the early 1950s, continue to set a standard in the interpretation of the French master’s music.

MONO • RECORDED IN 1951-1955

REMASTERED IN 24-BIT/96kHz AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, 2011

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Haydn: 29 String Quartets

Haydn: 29 String Quartets


Haydn:

Divertimento (String Trio) No. 1 in E major, Hob.V:1

String Quartet, Op. 1 No. 6 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 3 No. 4 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 3 No. 5 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 1 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 2 in C Major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 4 in D major 'Sun'

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 5 in F minor

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 2 in E flat major 'The Joke'

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 3 in C major ‘The Bird'

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 6 in D major

String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 3 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 6 in D major ‘The Frog''

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 2 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 3 in E major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 1 in A major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 3 in B major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 3 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 4 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'

String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 3 in C major 'Emperor'

String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4 in B flat major 'Sunrise'

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

CD1 String Quartets in B-flat major, Op.1 No. 1 ‘La chasse’ • C major, Op.1 No. 6

B-flat major, Op.3 No. 4 • F major, Op.3 No. 5 • E-flat major, Op.20 No. 1 • C major, Op.20 No. 2

CD2 String Quartets in D major, Op.20 No. 4 • F minor, Op.20 No. 5

E-flat major, Op.33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’ • C major, Op.33 No. 3 ‘The Bird’ • D major, Op.33 No. 6

CD3 String Quartets in E-flat major, Op.50 No. 3 • D major, Op.50 No. 6 ‘The Frog’

G major, Op.54 No. 1 • C major, Op.54 No. 2

CD4 String Quartets in E major, Op.54 No. 3 • A major, Op.55 No. 1

B-flat major, Op.55 No. 3 • B-flat major, Op.64 No. 3

CD5 String Quartets in G major, Op.64 No. 4 • E-flat major, Op.64 No. 6

B-flat major, Op.71 No. 1 • C major, Op.74 No. 1

CD6 String Quartets in F major, Op.74 No. 2 • G minor, Op.74 No. 3 ‘The Horseman’

C major, Op.76 No. 3 ‘Emperor’ • B-flat major, Op.76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise’

CD7 String Quartets in G major, Op.77 No. 1 • F major, Op.77 No. 2


“One has never heard them surpassed, and rarely equalled,” wrote The Times of Belgium’s Pro Arte Quartet in 1925.

The ensemble’s pioneering project to record the complete Haydn quartets was interrupted by World War II, but their interpretations of the composer’s music were destined for immortality. As Gramophone wrote in 1936: “The Pro Arte people have that awareness which is one of the prerogatives of the true artist ... The variety of expression is wonderful and the recording as perfect as one could wish.”

These recordings have now been remastered in 24BIT-96kHz digital sound.

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Mahler: The Complete Symphonies

Mahler: The Complete Symphonies


Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Blumine (original 2nd movement of Symphony No. 1)


Arleen Augér (soprano - Symphony No. 2), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo -Symphony No. 2), Birgit Remmert (contralto - Symphony No. 3), Amanda Roocroft (soprano - Symphony No. 4); Christine Brewer (soprano), Soile Isokoski (soprano), Juliane Banse (mezzo-soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano), Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano), Jon Villars (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) & John Relyea (bass) (Symphony No. 8)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Symphonies Nos. 1-4, 6-8), Berliner Philharmoniker (Symphonies Nos. 5, 9 & 10), Sir Simon Rattle

“For Mahler,” Sir Simon Rattle has said, "the symphony is where you can tell the most important truths.” The composer’s works have been crucial to his career – indeed, it was the epic Symphony No. 2 that first inspired him to become a musician. Spanning nearly two decades, these recordings of the complete symphonies, including Deryck Cooke’s completion of No. 10, were made with the two ensembles most closely identified with Rattle’s name: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

GGramophone Awards 1988

Record of the Year

GGramophone Awards 2000

Record of the Year

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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7


Sibelius:

Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)

The Oceanides, Op. 73

Finlandia, Op. 26

Tapiola, Op. 112

Oma maa, Op. 92 (Our Native Land)

Tulen synty, Op. 32 (The Origin of Fire)

Kullervo, Op. 7


Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki University Male Choir, State Academic Male Choir of the Estonian S.S.R., Paavo Berglund

Paavo Berglund (1929-2012) recorded the complete symphonies of his great compatriot Sibelius no fewer than three times.

This set, central in every respect, was made in the 1980s with the Helsinki Philharmonic and includes the early Kullervo Symphony and several tone poems. Berglund, a former music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic, was renowned internationally as a master interpreter of Sibelius’s extraordinary music. In Gramophone’s words, he conducted it “with an unhurried, controlled inevitability that allows the music to unfold in its own time without any loss of tension or excitement”.

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