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

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Brahms & Dvorak: Dances

Brahms & Dvorak: Dances


Brahms:

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

two-piano arrangement

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

two-piano arrangement


Alfred Brendel & Walter Klien (piano)

Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien perform the original two piano arrangements of Brahms’ Hungarian and Dvorak’s Slavonic dances.

“This one’s pretty easy to sum up: vividly colorful music, sprightly lively playing that does it full justice, breezy speeds, fairly antiquated sound...Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien are just terrific, delivering the Brahms and Dvorák goods with aplomb and dance spirit.” MusicWeb International, 10th June 2013

Regis - RRC1397

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Brahms: Violin Concerto

Brahms: Violin Concerto


Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

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

arr. Joseph Joachim

Lauma Skride (piano)


Baiba Skride (violin)

Baiba Skride is not just one of the most sought-after artists when it comes to finding a soloist for one of the great violin concertos. She is also much in demand for chamber music. This makes her ideal for her new recording, her first on the ORFEO label, devoted to the work of Johannes Brahms. It is a highly promising start to our collaboration with this First-Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2001. Besides Brahms’s Violin Concerto, she here offers his Hungarian Dances in the version for violin and piano made by Joseph Joachim. The long-standing musical partnership of Brahms and Joachim is reflected doubly here, for Joachim was also the dedicatee of the Concerto. Baiba Skride’s Brahms interpretations are themselves characterized by happy musical constellations. In Sakari Oramo she has a conductor who is himself a violinist and who offers the appropriate momentum with the Royal Philharmonic in Stockholm. One clearly hears the energy and vigour with which every instrumental grouping plays. Thus the great arch of the work is perfectly formed, from the solo interjections (not just from the violin!) to the symphonic dialogue between the partners. The chamber-music intimacy of the Hungarian Dances could not be achieved more powerfully or more beautifully than in Baiba Skride’s tried-and-tested duo partnership with her sister Lauma Skride at the piano. Unhindered by the “pianistic” violin part with its many double stoppings, Baiba develops an ensemble that is in tempo and in its gestures carefully moulded with the piano. The piano may have what is clearly an accompanying part, and Lauma Skride certainly adapts to her sister’s playing in an unpretentious manner, but nor is her part understated. The result is a performance of these atmospheric dances that is at times resilient and fiery, at other times melodic, gentle and smooth. They belong just as much to Brahms’s art as do the formal stringency and unity we find in his large-scale works – and it is all the lovelier when we find all of this on a single CD recording.

“This performance...reveals Baiba Skride as the complete violinist, with an exceptionally precise, reliable technique, splendid tone and presence, and discerning musicianship, who makes the quietest moments tell. And her playing is complemented by a sympathetic, finely balanced accompaniment.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011

“It’s soon clear that Baiba Skride is going to give an intensely poetic, singing account of the solo part [of the Concerto]. Her technique sounds flawless – as one would expect at this level – but I really admired the consistency of her tone, especially above the stave, as well as her ability to sustain the line.” John Quinn, MusicWeb International, November 2011

Orfeo - C829112A

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Brahms & Joachim: Hungarian Dances

Brahms & Joachim: Hungarian Dances


Brahms:

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

arranged by Joseph Joachim

Joachim:

Variations in E minor


Hagai Shaham (violin) & Arnon Erez (piano)

The forty-year friendship between Brahms and Joseph Joachim, violinist and composer, was one of the most significant and fruitful relationships in nineteenth-century music. Their admiration of each other’s artistry was profound and unwavering, and bore sustained creative fruit on Brahms’s side of which his Violin Concerto and Double Concerto are only the most famous examples.

Joachim’s transcriptions of Brahms’s famous Hungarian Dances – originally written for piano duet or solo piano – are technically challenging for any violinist, and superbly idiomatic, constituting a kind of gypsy ‘Art of the Violin’. They represent the summit of Brahms’s ‘Hungarian’ art, and Joachim’s powers of transcription match them with violin writing of the greatest fastidiousness and authentic feeling. The brilliant Hagai Shaham, acclaimed for his recordings of Hubay, is the ideal performer.

“Joseph Joachim's violin arrangements of Brahms's Hungarian Dances more often than not appear singly as concert encores, so it is good to have the whole set presented here, and especially in virtuoso performances from the Israeli violinist Hagai Shaham that get to the heart of the style. If in musical terms Joachim's own set of variations pales by comparison, this is hardly the fault of Shaham, nor of his expert duo partner Arnon Erez: the playing fizzes with energy and suavity.” The Telegraph, 24th May 2008

“Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez complement each other perfectly here, evincing fire, fury, and sweet sadness.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2008 *****

“This is a magnificent… Shaham and Erez… playing together with such ease that it's easy to forget the art and care that have gone into achieving such beautiful ensemble.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2008

Hyperion - CDA67663

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$14.25

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Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances and Serenades Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances and Serenades Nos. 1 & 2


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

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


Kurt Masur's invigorating and warm-hearted accounts of the Brahms Hungarian Dances are welcomed back to the catalogue.

“these recordings are early digital material and there is no background noise at all... The acoustic is clear and warm and this serves to enhance these performances by an orchestra and conductor who have this music in their bones... Very highly recommended” MusicWeb International

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4762797

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$8.75

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Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1

Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1

(Version for Piano 4 Hands)


Brahms:

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


Piano Duo Shtereva & Simeonova

The Piano Duo Shtereva and Simeonova were founded in 1997. Since their inception, the duo has strived to continuously expand and enrich its repertoire. At their concerts they perform both popular works for piano duo as well as new works, some composed expressly for them. They have received numerous awards from prestigious festivals and competitions and have performed under the baton of distinguished conductors. Both Desislava Shtereva and Evgenia Simeonova teach at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov.” They also organize master classes, make recordings, and study the works of composers who wrote for piano duo. With their impressive career, it is no surprise they have undertaken the task of presenting the whole integral of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. “The Piano Duo Shtereva and Simeonova is unique in Bulgarian musical life. Precision, culture, temperament, beauty of tone, original interpretation, a specific musical style…” (Bulgarian musicologist Academician Nikolai Kaufmann)

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Gega New - GD396

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Brahms: Hungarian Dances

Brahms: Hungarian Dances


Bartók:

Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97

Brahms:

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


DG - 4824238

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Brahms 21 Hungarian Dances - Vinyl Edition

Brahms 21 Hungarian Dances - Vinyl Edition


Brahms:

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


Abbado’s Brahms Hungarian Dances with the Wiener Philharmoniker never fails to astound in its energy and warmth.

Newly presented in 180 g heavyweight vinyl pressings from OPTIMAL and includes a voucher with a unique code to download the digital audio files (MP2) of the full album for free.

DG - 4794702

(Vinyl)

$22.00

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

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

arr. P Rutti and P G Hug for harp and piano


Duo Praxedis

The Swiss mother-daughter harp and piano Duo Praxedis are well known for their arrangements of famous music. Brahms’ popular Complete Hungarian Dances are the latest addition to their collection of such arrangements. Their version sounds fresh and sometimes even unexpectedly beautiful and colourfully orchestral. This is the ideal recording for sitting down for an hour of relaxed listening to enjoyable classical music.

Paladino Music - PMR0051

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

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

(version for orchestra)


Hungaroton - HCD32699

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