Brahms, Johannes, Part II

August 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

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This is the second of two weeks exploring the music and life of the great German master. Brahms’s love of Hungarian Gypsy music and folksongs allowed him to create music that speaks to our inner souls. Scholars think Brahms threw away more works than he published, so let us treasure the music we have from him.

Playlist

Episode 1

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40, I & IV
Bloom, horn; Tree, violin; Serkin, piano
Marlboro Festival 40th Anniversary – Brahms: Sextet, Horn Trio
Sony 46249; 15:05

Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (excerpts)
soloists, Forsberg, p.
Liebeslieder-Walzer – Neue liebeslieder-Walzer / Spanische Liebeslieder
EMI 55430; ​8:35

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor, Op. 60, III
Beaux Arts Trio; Trampler, viola
Complete Piano Quartets, Piano Trio in A, Op. Posth
Philips 454017; 9:56

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, I
CSO/Solti
Brahms: The Symphonies / Solti, CSO
Decca 430799; 16:46

Episode 2

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, III & IV
CSO/Solti
Brahms: The Symphonies / Solti, CSO
Decca 430799; ​22:10

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, I
NY Phil/Masur
Symphony No. 2 / Academic Festival Overture
Teldec T2 77291; ​15:06

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78, I
Szeryng, violin; Rubinstein, piano
Rubinstein Collection Vol. 41 – Brahms: Violin Sonatas
RCA 63041; ​10:32, 1:24

Johannes Brahms: “An die Nachtigal”
Fink, mezzo-soprano; Vignoles, piano
Brahms – Lieder
HM 901926; 2:46

Episode 3

Johannes Brahms: “Nachtklang” Op. 59 No. 4
Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Demus, piano
Lieder / Fischer-Dieskau, Moore
Brilliant Classics 92891; ​1:37

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 78, III
Szeryng, violin; Rubinstein, piano
Rubinstein Collection Vol. 41 – Brahms: Violin Sonatas
RCA 63041; 9:31

Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 77, I
NY Phil/ Masur; Mutter, violin
Violinkonzert / Fantasie Op. 131
DG 457075; 22:53

 

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, I
Vienna Phil/Giulini
Brahms: Symphony No 3, Haydn Variationen / Giulini
DG 431681; 14:56

 

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (excerpt)
BSO/Haitink; Ax, piano
Brahms: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2
Sony 703510; 1:50

Episode 4

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, II-IV
Vienna Phil/Giulini
Brahms: Symphony No 3, Haydn Variationen / Giulini
DG 431681; 25:28

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83, I
BSO/Haitink; Ax, piano
Brahms: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2
Sony 703510; :38, 1:16, 18:32

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g minor & No. 6 in D Major
Budapest Festival Orch/Fischer
Hungarian Dances
Hungaroton Classics HCD 12571; 5:19

Episode 5

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98, I
Vienna Phil/Kleiber
Brahms: Symphonie No 4 / Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker
DG 457706; 12:46

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor, Op. 102, III
Cleveland Orch/Szell; Oistrakh, violin; Rostropovich, violoncello
Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Brahms / Richter, Oistrakh, Rostropovich
EMI 66954; ​8:47

Johannes Brahms (Stoltzman): Trio in a minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114, I
Stoltzman, clarinet; Ma, violoncello; Ax, piano
Expanded Edition – Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart
Sony 92730; 8:07

 

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 117 No. 1, Op. 118 No. 2 & Op. 119 No. 1
Vogt, piano
Haydn, Brahms, Lachenmann, Schubert / Lars Vogt
EMI 54446; 16:30

 

Johannes Brahms: “Sonntag” Op. 47 No. 3
von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Forsberg, piano
Lieder
DG 429727; 1:45