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Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge

Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Goerne remains a fine lieder singer … he shows a careful attention to text … he finds a contemplative depth for the Four Serious Songs, however, with the sorrow and tenderness of the second beautifully... More…

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Brahms & Bartók: Violin Concertos

Janine Jansen (violin)

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano

The Bartok is a revelation.Somehow Jansen manages to coax this music out of its accustomed reticence, but without any sense of forcing it…at last, this concerto really does sing of unrequited... More…

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 Offer Brahms: Serenades

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

they are substantial pieces in their own right, and they emerge irresistable thanks to the easy flow of Chailly's conducting and the superb playing of his orchestra...Chailly and his orchestra... More…

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Brahms: The Hungarian Connection

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Christoph and Stephan Koncz (violin, cello), Ödon Rácz (double bass), Predrag Tomic (accordion) & Oskar Ökrös (cimbalom)

The performance of the Quintet is a fine one, with lovely clarinet tone, excellent overall sound and a deep understanding of the work's varied character…a fascinating issue, with playing of mastery... More…

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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Martin Fröst (clarinet), with Janine Jansen (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Torleif Thedéen (cello), with Roland Pöntinen (piano), with Torleif Thedéen (cello) & Roland Pöntinen (piano)

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Fröst revels in the deep-plush velvet of his chalumeau regions - and, indeed, sustains this timbre throughout the instrument's register...the ensemble creates cutting-edge rhythmic urgency, and... More…

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Brahms & Bruckner: Motets

Mark Templeton (trombone), Helen Vollam (trombone), Patrick Jackman (trombone), Alexander Mason (organ)

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Nigel Short and Tenebrae have come up with a beautifully balanced and contrasted programme…The beauty of sound and dignified expression of intensity that Tenebrae create in the opening of the... More…

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spaciousness is [not] the most surprising aspect here…more challenging to many ears will be the steadiness of the E flat Impromptu and the liberally applied hesitations of the A flat. Allied... More…

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For the Love of Brahms

Joshua Bell (violin) & Steven Isserlis (cello), Jeremy Denk (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Here’s an unconducted Double Concerto transformed into pure chamber music, in which two old friends spar amicably with the lithe support of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. There’s an... More…

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

Isabelle Faust (violin) and Alexander Melnikov (piano)

[a] beautifully balanced performance, and the warmth and intimacy of the recording is an excellent match. More…

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Leonidas Kavakos (violin) & Yuja Wang (piano)

Kavakos opts for a subtle use of vibrato and a relatively limited dynamic range. His sweet tone is matched by Wang...these performances may seem restrained and almost Classical in outlook. Yet... More…

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