Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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Brahms - Symphonies 1 & 2

Brahms - Symphonies 1 & 2


Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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


Houston Symphony, Christopher Eschenbach

Virgin de Virgin - 6932232

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$12.50

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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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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: 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

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Naxos - 8557428

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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


DG Masters - E4455062

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Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, etc.

Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

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


Arts - 430382

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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


Released or re-released in last 6 months

Opus Kura - OPK2106

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$15.75

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Brahms: Symphony No. 1


Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68


Collins Classics - CC-3049

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Brahms: Violin Concerto - Academic Festival Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto - Academic Festival Overture


Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Igor Oistrakh (violin)

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80


Collins Classics - CC-1016

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Columbia Masters Volume 4

Columbia Masters Volume 4

All recordings made in the Liederkranz Hall, New York City


Barbirolli:

An Elizabethan Suite

Recorded 12 April 1942

Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Recorded 16 November 1940

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Recorded 2 April 1940

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture

Recorded 2 August 1940.


These American Columbia recordings have been mastered from the original metals and lacquers and offer some amazing sound quality for recordings from 1940-1942. The contrast between Toscanini and Barbirolli was symbolic of the contrast between two generations of conductors and the altering role of conductors. Toscanini was the supreme autocrat of the old school, ruling by terror, insult, tantrums and his own daemonic drive. Barbirolli, over thirty years younger, was the benevolent autocrat, more democratic, ruling through comradeship with his players, inviting them and the audience to share his own delight in music. The contrast in their philosophy was reflected in their interpretations: Toscanini inspired awe for the music he conducted; Barbirolli inspired love and affection. Their different approaches are crystallized in their respective recordings of Verdi’s Otello and Requiem: the older man relentless, electric, dramatic in the extreme, incomparably exciting; the younger broader, with more humanity, many felicitous touches of detail, and caressing the phrases like a lover.

Both are valid interpretations, both are true to the spirit of the music, both reveal different aspects of Verdi’s and of their own genius. It is overlooked that Barbirolli not only succeeded Toscanini in New York: that would have soon been accomplished, a nineday wonder. For seven years he conducted almost alongside him, the one in Carnegie hall, the other in the NBC studio. Of course, Barbirolli was not then the great conductor he was to become, for most conductors improve with age, but recordings (commercial and off-air) show that he was very good and that the orchestra had a rich and sensitive sound. (He himself confessed in his last years that he ‘sometimes smiled’ at the recollection of his younger interpretations; he constantly re-studied even the most familiar symphonies.)

John Barbirolli

Barbirolli Society - SJB1039

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