Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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Brahms: The Symphonies & Orchestral Works

Brahms: The Symphonies & Orchestral Works


Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116 No. 4

arr. Paul Klengel

Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1

arr. Paul Klengel

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Nagen am Herzen fühl ich Gift in mir, Op. 65, No. 9

Orchestral Version

Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52: excerpts

Orchestral Version

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major

Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - Andante

Original First Performance Version

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: 1. Alternative opening


The award winning album , now available on bluray audio.

Following the 2011 landmark Beethoven cycle, Riccardo Chailly returns with a recording of the complete Brahms symphonies and orchestral works including the overtures and Haydn Variations.

Rarities include world premiere recordings of two piano intermezzi orchestrated by Paul Klengel (brother of the Gewandhaus’ long-standing principal cellist Julius Klengel); the 9 Liebeslieder waltzes; the original first performance version of the Andante of Symphony No. 1 and the even rarer revised opening of the Fourth Symphony.

Chailly has radically rethought his approach to these works, re-examining the scores and returning to the recorded interpretations of a generation of conductors alive during Brahms’ lifetime, principally Felix Weingartner and one of his Gewandhaus predecessors Bruno Walter.

GGramophone Awards 2014

Record of the Year

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Disc of the Month - October 2013

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

Orchestral Finalist

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Decca - 4787696

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Organ Fireworks XII

Organ Fireworks XII


Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

arranged by Edwin Lemare

Buxtehude:

Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C, BuxWV137

Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV148

Dupré:

Prelude & Fugue in G minor, Op. 7 No. 3

Eben:

Hommage à Buxtehude (1987)

Gade, N:

Tone Piece in F major from Tre Tonestykker, Op. 22

Karg-Elert:

Passacaglia & Fugue on B A C H, Op. 150

Rheinberger:

Fantasia on ‘Tonus Peregrinus’ from Sonata No 4 in A minor Op. 98

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 6, Carillon de Westminster


Christopher Herrick (organ of Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark)

Christopher Herrick’s enduring Organ Fireworks series on Hyperion is one of the most comprehensive and popular collections of repertoire in existence. For this twelfth volume he turns to the great organ of Haderslev Cathedral in Denmark, and performs a fascinating range of works with his usual triumphal panache.

A number of these pieces have a Danish connection, including two spirited works by Buxtehude who probably grew up in Denmark, and Tre Tonestykker by Niels Wilhelm Gade, a native of Copenhagen who was admired by Mendelssohn.

The third of Dupré’s Trois Préludes et Fugues is among the best-known and most popular of his works, notwithstanding its fearful technical difficulties. The final page, in which the notes hurtle towards the magnificent final cadence, places this among the most memorable of all fugues for organ.

The Czech composer Petr Eben (1929–2007) is represented by his Hommage à Buxtehude.

“Herrick's playing is always lively and energetic, but with mixed results. Buxtehude's G minor Prelude and Fugue receives a beautifully poised and controlled account, and the works by Gade and Rheinberger have a warm, seamless flow.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2008

“The unfailingly superb Christopher Herrick … this instrument is just right for this music, and the sumptuous Hyperion sound captures it all with great clarity … these are fireworks good and proper, lit with unerring precision and vividly displayed … Herrick has come up with performances of the two great French show-pieces which are so perfectly suited to the instrument that these wonderful performances stand as yardsticks … you have, for my money at least, the most glitteringly splendiferous set of Fireworks so far” International Record Review

Hyperion Organ Music Organ Fireworks - CDA67612

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Symphonic Brass

Symphonic Brass


Bizet:

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

arr. Geoff Richards

David Thornton & John French (Euphonium Soloists)

Carmen Suite

arr. Fernie

L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole

arr. Howard Lorriman

Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

arr. Denis Wright

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

arr. Eric Ball

Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess - Suite

arr. Fernie

Holst:

The Planets: Jupiter

arr. Stephen Roberts

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

arr. Robert Childs

Verdi:

Grand March from Aida

arr. Alan Fernie

Walton:

Spitfire Fugue

arr. Fernie

Williams, John:

Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen

arr. Klaas van der Woude


Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs

“With the wide appeal of these popular scores and the exceptional standard of the performances from the Black Dyke Band I can see significant interest and many subsequent converts to brass band music being generated by this disc. I sincerely hope that this is the first of many volumes from Naxos.” MusicWeb International

Naxos - 8570726

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, etc.

Brahms:

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

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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


EMI Gemini - 4769392

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Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, etc.

Brahms:

Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 Nos. 1-21 (complete)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16


“The two Serenades are perhaps often overlooked pieces in Brahms's output, but this recording conducted by Claudio Abbado makes you wonder why! The Berlin Philharmonic play with real warmth. These works are complemented by performances of the Academic Festival and Tragic Overtures (also with the Berlin players), and a highly characterful set of Hungarian Dances, this time with the Vienna Philharmonic.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, November 2014

DG 2CD - E4775424

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, etc.

Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Tragic Overture, Op. 81


“This is a late-summer idyll of a performance, easily paced, nicely judged and warmly played. For first-time buyers it will provide unalloyed pleasure”. Gramophone on 8.557429: “Nonetheless, these are humane, affectionate performances from which browsers and bargain-minded first-time buyers should derive a good deal of pleasure”. Gramophone

Naxos - 8557428

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Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, etc.

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80


Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Aafje Heynis (contralto)

Academic Festival Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Male Choir 'Apollo', Eduard van Beinum

Considered by many to be Grumiaux's best recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto, this performance, by turn tender and muscular, receives its first international release on CD. The Concertgebouw is in glorious form under Van Beinum and Aafje Heynis is an amber-toned soloist in the inspiring Alto Rhapsody.

“Aafje Heynis's movingly eloquent account of the Alto Rhapsody ... the voice fresh, not too darkly timbred in its richness. This is lovely, spontaneous singing. When the chorus enter the radiant solo line is further enhanced, integrated yet free. A truly moving performance unerringly paced."” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4429788

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Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Brahms: Symphony No. 2


Brahms:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Tragic Overture, Op. 81


Ivan Fischer’s follow up to his rapturously received recording of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2009 – “monumental in every sense of the word...Outstanding.” as Andrew Clements in The Guardian put it.

“Is this one Brahms’ most nature-related symphony? Considering the complicated organisms being developed from the simplest cells, yes it is. Brahms certainly has the divine, creative talent to show us how this process can work in music” says Iván Fischer, who tops off Brahms ‘Sunny’ second symphony with the Tragic overture - solemn, somber, inevitable fate, - and the Academic overture - sparkling, humurous, extensive instrumentation.

“A remarkable, transparent purity can be heard in Brahms’ second symphony. Giving the first motif to the (natural) horns is a logical choice. Horns can ideally explore the purest of all musical ideas: the journey through the overtones.” Fischer, liner notes

Iván Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. This partnership has become one of the greatest success stories in the past 25 years of classical music. Intense international touring and a series of acclaimed recordings for Philips Classics, later for Channel Classics have contributed to Iván Fischer’s reputation as one of the world’s most visionary and successful orchestra leaders.

“indeed Fischer and his players seem content to let the untroubled optimism of the symphony shine through...The six-minute scherzo, often likened with some justification to Schubert, is a particular delight...Fischer’s brass are, once again, on top-notch form here – neither too timid nor too ostentatiously forceful.” David Smith, Presto Classical, 15th December 2014

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Bruno Walter: Overtures and Waltzes (1929-1938)

Bruno Walter: Overtures and Waltzes (1929-1938)


Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

rec.1937

Vienna PO

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

rec.1932

British SO

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture

rec.1938

London SO

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

rec.1938

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

rec.1929

British SO

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

rec.1930

Berlin PO

Wiener Blut Waltz, Op. 354

rec.1929

Staatskapelle Berlin

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

rec.1937

Vienna PO

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture

rec.1938

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra


Opus Kura - OPK2106

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Brahms: Orchestral Works

Brahms: Orchestral Works


Brahms:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete)

Wiener Philharmoniker, István Kertész

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Wiener Philharmoniker, István Kertész

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 Nos. 1-21 (complete)

(version for orchestra)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer


Decca - 4807276

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