Brahms: Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

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Brahms: Hungarian Dances

Brahms: Hungarian Dances


Brahms:

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Waltzes (16), Op. 39

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major

Hungarian Dance No. 4

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat major

Hungarian Dance No. 7

Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A minor

Hungarian Dance No. 9 in E minor

Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major


The product of close study of Gypsy folklore, the Hungarian Dances were originally destined for piano four hands; they were subsequently orchestrated, but Brahms himself also made a reduction for piano solo. Cédric Tiberghien completes his programme with the eight Piano Pieces op.76, and the 16 Waltzes op.39, which offer a highly personal vision of the genre, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Paganini Variations

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Paganini Variations


Brahms:

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

USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

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

USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76


John Lill (piano)

Pianist John Lill, born in London in 1944, has long been associated with the music of Beethoven and Brahms. He catapulted to international fame, however, when he was the co-winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1970. The Concerto No. 2 presented here is a live recording from that competition, dating from 25 June. The audience’s vociferous response at the end speaks for itself. Lill’s expertise in this repertoire stems, in part, from his studies with Wilhelm Kempff. He also studied at the Royal College of Music. Together with the Paganini Variations and the Op. 76 Piano Pieces, these represent all the recordings Lill made for Deutsche Grammophon. All receive their first CD and digital release.

“you are clearly in the presence of a strong and confident artist […] This is an exciting record of a great occasion … and a fine account of the concerto by any standards.” Gramophone Magazine, July 1971 (Piano Concerto No. 2)

“strength, fluency, clarity and musicianly sense of proportion […] the engineering is very good” Gramophone Magazine, November 1970 (Opp. 35 & 76)

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Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 3

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 3


Brahms:

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Waltzes (16), Op. 39

Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118

Variations on a Hungarian Song in D major, Op. 21 No. 2


Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous. The composer was also a friend and admirer of Johann Strauss II, and in his Op. 39 trespassed – with great success – into the domains of Vienna's 'Waltz King'. It is tempting to think that Brahms early experience as a pianist in taverns and restaurants induced him to compose this sophisticated light music, but there were also commercial reasons: he composed the waltzes for piano four hands and subsequently made no less than two arrangements for solo piano of the entire set.

“Plowright’s complete Brahms piano music for BIS…has now reached Vol 3, with all its intelligence, subtlety and power in full blossom…[these] sound totally fresh, as though a fully formed, cultured musician, unencumbered by conventional approaches or received wisdom, took up these scores for the first time in maturity. The results are often unexpected, yet always apt and never less than convincing…I have a feeling this is going to be the benchmark Brahms survey for some time to come” Gramophone Magazine, February 2016

“This third volume in Jonathan Plowright’s series of recordings of Brahms’s piano works lives up to the high promise of the first two” BBC Music Magazine, May 2016 *****

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Kempff plays Brahms – Volume I

Kempff plays Brahms – Volume I


Brahms:

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79

Ballades (4), Op. 10

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117

Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119


The two volumes of Kempff plays Brahms focuses on his 1950s recordings from both, the Decca and Deutsche Grammophon catalogues. Volume I features shorter pieces – the miniature Brahms, so to speak. Volume II features his only recording of the First Piano Concerto, and goes on to include the 1957 Deutsche Grammophon recordings of the Third Sonata, the Op. 4 Scherzo and the Handel Variations, as well as two curiosities – the two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 from 1950 and the Op. 117 Intermezzi from 1953, both recorded for Decca, and both receiving their first release on CD. Correspondingly, the 1953 recording of the Rhapsodies and the 1950 recording of the Intemezzi appear on Volume I.

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Anna Vinnitskaya plays Brahms & Bach

Anna Vinnitskaya plays Brahms & Bach


Brahms:

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79

Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116


Anna Vinnitskaya’s discography to date has been Franco-Russian. Here she tackles Brahms, whom she has frequently played in concert, notably this summer at the Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron. Here is what ResMusica had to say about that recital: ‘True to her reputation, the Russian pianist genuinely illuminated the scene, impressing us with the control and depth of her artistry . . . Each piece obeyed a flawless architectural rigour, focusing on melodic line and diversity of tone. Right from the first bars of Bach’s Chaconne transcribed by Brahms for the left hand, she produced a sound so full and nuanced as to make us forget that we were listening to just one hand. . . . There is always a great temptation to slide into Romantic emphasis, but the Russian artist achieved emotion with sobriety, using very little pedal. In the Klavierstücke of Brahms, this ability to penetrate the score down to its slightest inflections resulted in a version at the opposite pole from what one so often hears. Only the great Brahms interpreters possess the gift of not overloading a text already sufficiently dense in sentiments.’ This recording was made some weeks later, at the famous, indeed legendary concert hall of Neumarkt near Nuremberg.

“Vinnitskaya conveys [the transcription of Bach’s Chaconne] with all the conviction, line and power that it needs, everything balanced and well modulated. Elsewhere, with her emphasis on clarity of texture and purity of tone, Vinnitskaya achieves, at her best, exquisitely calibrated accounts, such as the twilit Intermezzo, Op. 116” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016 ***

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Brahms: Ballades, Paganini Variations and Klavierstücke

Brahms: Ballades, Paganini Variations and Klavierstücke


Brahms:

Ballades (4), Op. 10

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

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76


Olaf John Laneri (piano)

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Crossing Borders: Eugenie Russo

Crossing Borders: Eugenie Russo


Brahms:

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Debussy:

Images pour piano - Book 1

Wellesz:

Six pieces for piano, Op.26

Dances (3), Op. 10


Eugenie Russo (piano)

Piano music that was written on the border from the Romantic to the Modern era: Johannes Brahms’ pieces op 76, Claude Debussy’s “Images” and rarely heard works by Egon Wellesz from 1912 and 1919. American pianist Eugenie Russo presents a program of music that is over a century old but still feels modern and contemporary.

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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 & Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 & Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale'

Brahms:

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76


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Brahms Piano Works, Vol. 4

Brahms Piano Works, Vol. 4


Brahms:

Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4

Waltzes (16), Op. 39

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79


Hardy Rittner (piano)

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Brahms: 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76 & 7 Fantasien, Op. 116

Brahms: 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76 & 7 Fantasien, Op. 116


Brahms:

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117


Peter Longworth (piano)

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