Brahms: Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

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Dvorák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands

Dvorák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Dvorak:

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

Grieg:

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 1

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 2

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 3


Jos van Immerseel (piano) & Claire Chevallier (piano)

Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier have enjoyed a close collaboration for many years now. Like Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier loves period pianos; like him, she is a researcher and possesses her own collection of keyboard instruments.

After its recordings of works by Saint-Saëns for two pianos and works by Rachmaninoff for four hands, the duo devotes a programme to the dance with the famous Hungarian Dances of Johannes Brahms and the no less celebrated Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák. The much more rarely played Norwegian Dances of Edvard Grieg and the five Spanish Dances of Moritz Moszkowski complete this trip around Europe.

A recording made on an authentic Carl Bechstein piano built in Berlin in 1870, from the personal collection of Jos van Immerseel.

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Fritz Reiner: The Decca Orchestral Recordings

Fritz Reiner: The Decca Orchestral Recordings


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

plus:

DVOŘÁK: Five Slavonic Dances


Renowned for the precision of his execution, it was said that Reiner could ‘stand before an orchestra he has never seen before and conduct a new piece at first sight without verbal explanation, by means of manual technique alone’ (he later taught at the Curtis Institute, where he unsuccessful attempted to moderate the young Leonard Bernstein). His temper was equally legendary (he was once described as ‘A despot with a baton’), but his performances, perhaps because of his uncannily tiny beat, were models of clarity and precision, never losing sight of the longer line, and always renowned for their glittering vitality.

The recordings here are the sum of his orchestral recordings made for the Decca Record Company. His Strauss is searing, and the thrill of the Brahms and Dvorak Dances has perhaps never been equaled – helped immeasurably, of course, by Decca’s state-of-the-art recording.

“These are brilliant performances with every member of this great orchestra on his toes, and the 1961 recording wears remarkably well” Gramophone Magazine (Brahms, Dvorak)

“I was bowled over by the splendour of the performances and gratified by the warmth and clarity of the recording … There is splendid ambience and range, a good stereo spread, clean definition and body. Both performances are immediately gripping: they are obviously of great distinction and I would go even further and say that they are inspired. Reiner was a Strauss conductor of quite exceptional insight and sympathy : his Tod und Verklärung seems to me the finest in the catalogue without exception and Till Eulenspiegel is certainly the equal of the finest both in terms of characterisation, orchestral playing and recording.” Gramophone Magazine (Strauss)

“Inexplicably divided into two short discs (previously one long one), these are ideally stylish and warm-hearted performances. The Strauss tone poems are highly charismatic.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2013 ****

“Reiner made many classic recordings of Strauss's music, and I think one of the best is this dramatic, fiery performance of Tod und Verklärung with the Vienna Philharmonic. With biting brass and radiant strings, it's an exhilarating experience.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, April 2014

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Piano Duet Vol. 1

Piano Duet Vol. 1


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Waltzes (16), Op. 39, extracts

Five Waltzes

Lanner:

Waltzes Hymens Feierklänge, Op. 115

Schubert:

Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, D940

4 Polonaises, Op. 75, D. 599

12 Waltzes, D145

arr. Georg Kremser for piano four hand

Schumann:

Gespenstermärchen (No. 11 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)


Alexander Bakhchiev (piano) & Elena Sorokina (piano)

Firma Melodiya presents the first part of the anthology 'Piano Duet' featuring Elena Sorokina and Alexander Bakhchiyev.

The ensemble of two remarkable musicians, professors of the Moscow Conservatory - Honoured Art Worker of Russia Elena Sorokina and People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Bakhchiyev - was formed in 1968. For more than thirty years they jointly performed in Russia and around the world. In fact, the duet of Sorokina and Bakhchiyev revived the culture of piano duet which used to be so popular in Russia. They have performed more than a hundred compositions of the genre (many of them were premieres in this country) and been recognized as a 'Golden duet of Russia'.

“Their emergence on stage is always a feast of music, joy and beauty”, wrote Leonid Zhivov, a pianist and professor of the Moscow Conservatory.

This disc is dedicated to four hand piano compositions from the period of German romanticism and, along with unpretentious pieces 'for home playing', includes deeply dramatic ones. So, you will hear Schubert’s virtuosic and romantic Fantasia along with his Waltzes and Polonaises, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Schumann’s very distinctive Gespenstermarchen and waltzes by Joseph Lanner, a very popular Austrian composer in his time who initiated the era of Viennese waltz - his music very much anticipated the Strauss dynasty.

The recordings were made between 1974 and 1990.

“Melodiya has worked wonders in remastering these high-voltage readings, including a no-holds-barred Schubert Fantasie.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ****

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Idil Biret Archive Edition Volumes 16/17 - Brahms

Idil Biret Archive Edition Volumes 16/17 - Brahms


Brahms:

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Transcribed for solo piano by Idil Biret

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Transcribed for solo piano by Idil Biret

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

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Transcribed for solo piano by Brahms


Idil Biret (piano)

“Biret’s own (unpublished) transcriptions splendidly achieve an authenticity in these live recordings. No 3’s poco allegretto is particularly touching, nostalgically haunting, and No 4’s always astonishing opening has an arresting delicacy.” Sunday Times, 26th October 2014

Naxos Idil Biret Edition - 8571303-04

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Jue Wang - Piano Recital

Jue Wang - Piano Recital


Albéniz:

Tango

Brahms:

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Liszt:

Grand galop chromatique, S219

Ravel:

Sonatine

Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano


Jue Wang (piano)

Avi Music - Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr - AVI8553179

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Creators - Composers Playing Their Own Works at the Piano, Vol. 2 (1889-1928)

Creators - Composers Playing Their Own Works at the Piano, Vol. 2 (1889-1928)


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

with spoken announcement

Johannes Brahms (piano)

Erdmann, E:

Fox Trot

Eduard Erdmann (piano)

Hindemith:

Toccata

Paul Hindemith (piano)

Mahler:

Ging heut' morgen übers Feld (No. 2 from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

Gustav Mahler (piano)

Ich ging mit Lust (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Gustav Mahler (piano)

Symphony No. 4 in G major: IV. Sehr behaglich

Gustav Mahler (piano)

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: 1st movement

Gustav Mahler (piano)

Reger:

Five Humoresques: No. 5. Vivace assai

Max Reger (piano)

Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82: No. 3. Andante sostenuto

Max Reger (piano)

Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82: No. 5. Gavotte: Moderato

Max Reger (piano)

Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82: No. 6. Sostenuto

Max Reger (piano)

Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82: No. 10. Andante innocente

Max Reger (piano)

Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82: No. 11. Sostenuto ed espressivo

Max Reger (piano)

Six Intermezzi, Op.45: No. 5 in G minor

Max Reger (piano)


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Brahms - Hungarian Dances

Brahms - Hungarian Dances


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76

Waltzes (16), Op. 39


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 has chosen to complete his third Brahms 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.

“Cédric Tiberghien throws himself into the first book of Hungarian Dances with apparent abandon: his rhythmic verve and skill at characterising each piece, indeed every theme, are hugely enjoyable… At the other end of the disc he gives the Op. 39 Waltzes a ballroom sweep and elegance they rarely receive, and intimacy in the gentler numbers. But these two dance-sets bookend the perennially elusive, aristocratic Eight Pieces Op. 76... Tiberghien's consummate use of rubato, his scrupulous shading of dynamics and exquisite control of tone-colour make for a memorable account of these not always easily graspable pieces.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2009 *****

“Tiberghien's weighty sensitivity and deep range of colour prove telling. The Hungarian Dances balance bravura with a dark refinement of mood and cover a much wider emotional spectrum than we usually imagine they possess. The Waltzes, infinitely graceful, are tinged with hints of quiet regret. Very beautiful and highly recommended.” The Guardian, 10th October 2008 ****

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Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Dvorák: Slavonic Dances; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Dvorák: Slavonic Dances; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances


Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C minor, Op. 46 No. 7

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Slavonic Dance No. 16 in A flat major, Op. 72 No. 8

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride: Three Dances (Polka, Furiant, Skocná - Dance of the Comedians)


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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin


Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)


Recorded 1934, 1936 & 1949, mono

Warner Classics Great Artists of the Century - 5628212

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Brahms: Hungarian Dances (excerpts), etc.

Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Piano Studies (5)

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79


Louis Demetrius Alvanis (Piano)

Meridian - CDE84268

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