Brahms

Artemis Quartet - Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Artemis Quartet - Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:17 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Artemis Quartet pairs Brahms’ intense first quartet with his lighter-spirited third quartet, both works that the Artemis’ cellist, Eckart Runge, describes as “remarkable and multi-faceted”. He says that “Brahms marries a Romantic spirit with the structure and forms of Classicism. There is an almost symphonic approach in the writing, but at the same time the quartets are imbued with a sense of warmth, immediacy, friendship and love that is interwoven with a more spiritual, timeless beauty”.
Budapest Festival Orch, Ivan Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Ivan Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:20 minutes | 2.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms never made a secret of the inspiration he drew from the Beethoven symphonies, but before he published his first symphony - inspired by Beethoven's fifth and ninth - he had struggled for no less than fourteen years with it. In the meantime he wrote many more pieces and his Variations on a theme by Haydn are considered to be a preliminary exercise before venturing on to the first symphony. The opening piece of this recording, the Hungarian Dance No. 14, goes back to Brahms as a young cafe pianist, when he and his father earned a bit on the side in bars in the red-light district of Hamburg and where he first heard Hungarian gipsy music. It was this experience that gave birth to Brahms' lifelong attachment to and admiration for this rich folk music style.
Ophélie Gaillard, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Fabio Di Càsola - Brahms (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Ophélie Gaillard, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Fabio Di Càsola - Brahms (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 75:25 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms's important output of 24 chamber scores dominated the second half of the 19th century, as that of Beethoven had dominated the first half. His corpus was thus a response to that of Beethoven, his model, and to that of Mendelssohn, who was likewise born in Hamburg and also composed two cello sonatas. In 1890, aged only 57, Brahms resolved to give up composing but he had reckoned without the inspiration that his meeting with the Meiningen clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld was to have on his creative imagination. He subsequently added four scores for clarinet to his output, including this Trio Op. 114. Louis Schwizgebel-Wang was
Imogen Cooper - Schumann & Brahms: Piano Works (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Imogen Cooper - Schumann & Brahms: Piano Works (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:21 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is Imogen Cooper’s first release on Chandos Records. Recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, she has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical and romantic repertoire. She has dazzled audiences and orchestras throughout her distinguished career, bringing to the concert platform a unique musical understanding and lyrical quality.
Dejan Lazic – Liasons Vol.2: Schumann, Brahms (2009) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liasons Vol.2: Schumann, Brahms (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.39GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 987MB + 5% Recovery

The early Beethoven, the late Haydn… Where is the borderline between these 2 – what is the connection, what differentiates them? Although their ways of life & characters were clearly different, both masters lived in a time during which it was as important to obey the prescribed musical rules as it was to connect the artists intellect with his creativity, personality, & emotional world.
Brahms / Tchaikovsky - Jascha Heifetz / CSO / Fritz Reiner - Violin Concertos (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Op. 77 / Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Op. 35
Jascha Heifetz / Chicago Symphiony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,38 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,25 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-678969-2 | Country/Year: Canada 1993 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classica | Style: Romantic
LSO / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.21GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery

The 1st & final movements of Brahms’s 3rd Symphony contain some of the most dramatic music he was to compose, yet both end serenely & enclose 2 beautiful inner movements. The equally exquisite Serenade No 2, unusually scored for wind instruments, violas, cellos & double basses, was 1 of his own personal favourites & both receive superb performances under Bernard Haitink in the 3rd part of his internationally acclaimed LSO Live Brahms cycle.
Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34  (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:45 min | 864 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 1980/2016

"Maurizio Pollini and the Quartetto Italiano in Brahms sounds like a dream ticket … and so it proves to be … the legendary luminosity of sound is still there, as is the beautiful precision, perfectly complemented by Pollini's clarity and control of touch." - Gramophone
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2.03GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 703MB + 5% Recovery

Loaded with German Romanticism & including variations on a Bach cantata, Brahms’ final symphony is a remarkable example of his mastery of symphonic composition. A rich, warm work that builds on a sense of movement & intensity right up to the final bars. This release also represents the completion of Bernard Haitink’s celebrated LSO Live Brahms cycle that has included the symphonies, Double Concerto, Tragic Overture & Serenade No 2.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester & Thomas Hengelbrock - Brahms; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2017) [TR24][OF]

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester & Thomas Hengelbrock - Brahms; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 75:49 min | 697 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

With his imagination, his musicological passion for discovery and his uncompromising manner of music-making, Thomas Hengelbrock numbers among the most sought-after conductors of our time. As music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, “he inspires Hamburg” and “entices more and more new miracles from the orchestra” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Concert tours with the orchestra have taken him through Germany, Europe, and Asia.