Brahms

Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:56 minutes | 1.21 GB
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Bold, turbulent defiance sit alongside pained introspection and bittersweet reverie in this penetrating recital of Brahms piano works by the acclaimed young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin in his eagerly awaited second recording for PENTATONE.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:24 minutes | 752 MB
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Although his catalog lists just four symphonies, Brahms wrote several other works that come close to that genre: his First Piano Concerto was indeed planned as a symphony, and the Second (which is in four movements) has been called a symphony with piano obbligato. Although the Second and Third Symphonies were introduced in Vienna, Brahms decided to give his Fourth Symphony an outof- town tryout.
Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang  - Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang - Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:34 minutes | 1.29 GB
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Leonidas Kavakos, the exceptional violinist (Daily Mail) follows his spectacular Brahms Violin Concerto recording by teaming up with star pianist Yuja Wang a prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique (The Guardian) for the great Brahms Violin Sonatas.
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 168:31 minutes | 4.05 GB
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to release their latest recordings on BSO Classics–a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall in November 2016, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO's Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons on Deutsche Grammophon. This new Brahms symphony cycle follows two others recorded previously by the BSO, under Erich Leinsdorf in the mid-1960s and Bernard Haitink in the early 1990s. ''It makes me so proud and happy,'' observes Andris Nelsons, ''that the Boston Symphony Orchestra of today, filled with so many great musicians, will now have its own place in recorded history with this amazing music.''
Stephen Hough - Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephen Hough - Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 97:54 minutes | 1.59 GB
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This attractively priced double set is one of Stephen Hough's most important recordings. 'Britain's greatest living pianist' (The Mail on Sunday) is joined by Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and international conductor Mark Wigglesworth in their Hyperion debut for Brahms's Piano Concertos. These works are among the greatest in the genre, and shore up Brahms's reputation as both a symphonist and a piano composer. Separated by twenty-two years and widely differing in their reception (the first was scorned and the second a huge success), they are monumental in scale, impassioned and truly romantic, forward-looking in form and requiring both great virtuosity and intimacy from the pianist.
Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:44 minutes | 720 MB
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Isabelle Faust goes back to the roots of one of the most famous Romantic concertos, which is also one of the most difficult from a technical point of view: did Hans von Bülow not call it a ‘concerto against the violin’? Born of close collaboration between Brahms and the violinist Joseph Joachim, the work is a fine testimony to friendship – whereas the Sextet op.36 is directly linked to the love affair between the composer and the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.
Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott - Brahms: Violin & Double Concerto (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott - Brahms: Violin & Double Concerto (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:53 minutes | 1.11 GB
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Regardless of her age, this stunning disc confirms her as one of the world's leading musicians… Here it feels as if she is off the leash a bit, allowing herself to broaden out and savour the moment. She channels great feeling (at times the violin fairly weeps) without sounding lachrymose. Muller-Schott matches her for lyricism and virtuosity in the Double Concerto, which he, Fischer and Kreizberg invest with beauty and, increasingly, a sense of urgency. In all, a fabulous disc, which repays playing again and again. Actually, you probably won't be able to help yourself.
Lisa Batiashvili - Brahms: Violin Concerto; C. Schumann: 3 Romances, Op. 22 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lisa Batiashvili - Brahms: Violin Concerto; C. Schumann: 3 Romances, Op. 22 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:24 minutes | 816 MB
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Following her critically hailed Deutsche Grammophon debut, Echoes of Time – and growing acclaim for her concert appearances – violin virtuosa Lisa Batiashvili meets every challenge of Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto.
With maestro Christian Thielemann and the instrumentalists of the Staatskapelle Dresden, for whom German Romanticism is the birthright, Lisa Batiashvili’s elegant, eloquent artistry finds ideal partners. Meeting Thielemann exceeded all her expectations: “. . .his conducting was wild and fiery. At the same time I always had the feeling that I was being supported by the orchestra and that I had time to react.”
Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:20 minutes | 2.02 GB
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Ivan Fischer’s follow up to his rapturously received recording of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2009 – “monumental in every sense of the word…Outstanding.” as Andrew Clements in The Guardian put it.
Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, Chicago SO - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1955) [APO Remaster 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, Chicago SO - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1955) [APO Remaster 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:32 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,06 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,42 GB

RCA Living Stereo Series from Analogue Productions. Another of the rare performances of violinist Jascha Heifetz and conductor Fritz Reiner together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This stunning recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto is nothing short of breathtaking. The original 30 ips 2-track analog tape was used to master these LP and SACD reissues. Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, these new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues.