Brahms

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.
Barry Douglas  - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.4 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 4 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

This is Volume 4 in Barry Douglas’s monumental project to record the complete works for solo piano by Johannes Brahms. Each volume has been released to critical acclaim, the first one, in 2012, being seen by BBC Music as ‘a triumph of Brahmsian thought, with playing that gets right to the heart of the composer’. Once again, the album is presented as a stand-alone recital, prominently featuring the C major Sonata, which was Brahms’s first published work. The influence on Brahms of his early romantic predecessors Beethoven and Schubert is obvious here, not only in the virtuoso demands on the performer but also in the opening, which recalls both Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata, Op. 106 and Schubert’s ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy.
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 965MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

This album is the penultimate in what BBC Music has described as a ‘triumph of Brahmsian thought’, namely the survey by Barry Douglas of the composer’s complete works for solo piano. Three years after the release of Volume 1, the winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition is now performing this repertoire in the finest international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall in July 2015 and Concertgebouw in 2016, when the series will come to a highly anticipated climax with the final volume. Taking a big step further in his career with this achievement, Barry Douglas is gaining a reputation of one of the few accomplished world-class piano virtuosi of the romantic repertoire.
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.3 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.3 (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 982MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

Barry Douglas returns for the highly anticipated third volume in his series devoted to Brahms’s solo piano music, the first two volumes having been met with widespread critical acclaim. Of Vol. 2, International Record Review wrote, ‘this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority… this cycle looks set to become a benchmark. The selected Intermezzi performed here come from the collections of short piano pieces which Brahms published in 1892 – 93, his last works for piano. A sense of wistful, melancholic reflection pervades these exquisitely crafted masterpieces of Brahms’s late maturity.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.11 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: qobuz

Following the ‘Gramophone Record of the Year’ award-winning set of the Brahms Symphonies, Riccardo Chailly turns his “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” to Brahms’s Serenades. This exquisite recording renews these unjustly neglected and rarely performed works in performances of “trademark clarity” (Gramophone Record of the Year 2014) and marks the first Decca recording of these works since Kertesz in 1968.