Brahms Kissin

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2015) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2015) 2CDs
Daniel Barenboim, piano; Staatskapelle Berlin; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:42:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4899 GH2

The old model for creating a hit classical recording – big-name soloist plus big-name conductor in major repertory work – is not so common anymore, but this live Brahms recording from the Staatskapelle Berlin under Venezuela's Gustavo Dudamel, with Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist, shows that there's life in the concept yet. One could point to the virtues of pianist and conductor separately: it's a rare septuagenarian who can combine power and clear articulation of detail the way Barenboim does, and Dudamel builds a vast sweep in, especially, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. But it's the way that the two work together that really makes news. Chalk it up to shared South American heritage or to whatever the listener wants, but the way the orchestra and piano define separate spheres and work them together is extraordinary. Again, it is in the Piano Concerto No. 1 and its Beethovenian drama that their mutual understanding is most evident, but there is a sense of great variety powerfully unified throughout.

Dances and Dreams (Simon Rattle, Evgeny Kissin) (2012)  

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 30, 2015
Dances and Dreams (Simon Rattle, Evgeny Kissin) (2012)

Dances and Dreams (Simon Rattle, Evgeny Kissin) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20954 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 20,2GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit / 1536 kbps | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3658 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 88 min | 6,67GB
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

In 2011 the Berliner Philharmoniker and their musical director Sir Simon Rattle welcomed in the New Year with a gala concert programmed with ‘Dances & Dreams’. Spinetingling and inspiring performances of music by Dvořák, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Brahms are complemented by the extraordinary talent of the multi-awarded Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin. Kissin’s musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have placed him at the forefront of today’s pianists, and his passionate performance of the renowned Piano Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg is mesmerizing.
Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism (AMS Studies in Music)

Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism (AMS Studies in Music) by Margaret Notley
English | Nov. 30, 2006 | ISBN: 0195305477 | 254 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Lateness and Brahms takes up the fascinating, yet understudied problem of how Brahms fits into the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Brahms's conspicuous and puzzling absence in previous scholarly accounts of the time and place raises important questions, and as Margaret Notley demonstrates.
Robert Schumann - Evgeni Kissin - Kreisleriana / Fantasie (2005) {Hybrid-SACD ISO}

Robert Schumann - Evgeni Kissin - Kreisleriana / Fantasie
SACD ISO (MCH): 3,42 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Bertelsmann "Edition 100" # 35165 0 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"Although the U.S.S.R.'s system of identifying and training musically talented youngsters produced amazingly precocious pianists on a regular basis, Evgeny Kissin stood out from the rest for a talent far surpassing that of the usual Wunderkind. He has become, seemingly without difficulty, one of the finest adult pianists on the world's concert stages…"
Evgeny Kissin - Brahms: Sonata Op. 5, Five Hungarian Dances (2003)

Evgeny Kissin - Brahms: Sonata Op. 5, Five Hungarian Dances (2003)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 132 MB | +covers
Classical Piano | RCA Red Seal | 56:06

The centerpiece of this CD is Brahms' Sonata, Opus 5, which he composed when he was 20 years old. At 38 minutes, it is a grand, expansive, five-movement work, practically symphonic in its complexity and format. Kissin's virtuosity is astounding–he can thunder or whisper–and his sense of line, melody, and mood are impeccable. His joy at playing the piano and just plain music-making is something to behold. Two pieces from Op. 76 (composed 22 years after the sonata) express a folksy flavor and sentimental yearning, respectively, and the five brief Hungarian Dances (transcribed for piano by the composer from his orchestral works) are perfect encores–energetic and easy to grasp. This is a glorious disc, a must for lovers of great pianism, and another feather in Kissin's already impressive cap.
Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations

Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations
Classical | FLAC | 205 MB

Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations

RCA Victor Red Seal Sony BMG Classics

Fanfare (7-8/98, p.94) - "…[Kissin's] virtuosity continues to stun, and the Brahms here is conquered with complete ease and fearlessness. For clarity matched with extremes of speed and volume, this account can have few equals….The Beethoven is well-played throughout…" BBC Music (6/98, p.62) - Performance: 5 (for the Brahms), 4 (for the other performances), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "This disc is worth the asking price for the Brahms 'Paganini Variations' alone - a quite staggering feat of pianistic viruosity….Kissin is terrific in the whirlwind finale of Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata…"

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 27, 2016
Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 90:28 min | 1.34 GB | Front Cover
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

This recording unites pianist Rudolph Buchbinder with his friend and conductor Zubin Mehta with whom he has built an intimate musical rapport. They are joined on this album by the Wiener Philharmoniker, an orchestra with which Buchbinder has appeared over many decades and enjoyed some of the greatest triumphs of his career.

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 25, 2016
Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:30:28 | 209 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2016

By 1858, Brahms had his First Piano Concerto ready for performance. He was then only 25. Beethoven had died three decades earlier. Try imagining a 25-year old composer today. Stravinsky–a figure of our time comparable to Beethoven in terms of novelty and influence on subsequent composers–died only 30 years ago. His personality still weighs on today’s new music, and you can still hear echoes of his typical rhythmic signatures in plenty of recent works written by young composers.