Abbado Brahms

Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]

Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]
Classical | DVD | with scans (covers and booklet) | DVD´s FULL No compression | 7,18 Gb (DVD1) | 6,66 Gb (DVD2)
Audio: PCM Stereo | DTS 5.1 | Relesase: November 15, 2005 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Maurizio Pollini's late 1970s film recordings of Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 and 5; Mozart Piano Concertos 19 and 23; and Brahms Piano Concerto 2 have it all: great pianism, beautiful playing by the Vienna Philharmonic, magnificent conducting by Karl Bohm (Beethoven, Mozart) and Claudio Abbado (Brahms), all adding up to one thing: a beautiful experience. These DVDs are a feast for the ears: great audio, and the eyes: great video. The 1970s Unitel films used in this DG release have held up very well in the vaults: there are no glitches or imperfections in the picture. The camera work is also excellent, and serves the music being performed.
There is no audience, and the recording venue: Vienna's Musikvereien, has wonderful acoustics - one of the best concert halls in the civilized world. It was worth alot to me to see Karl Bohm smile at Maurizio Pollini at the beginning of I, of Mozart's Piano Concerto 19 with it's humorous, scherzo like theme which begins the concerto. Highly recommended!
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.
Sara Mingardo, Luca Sanzò & Maurizio Paciariello - Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120, 2 Gesänge, Op. 91 (2016)

Sara Mingardo, Luca Sanzò & Maurizio Paciariello - Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120, 2 Gesänge, Op. 91 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:06 | 134 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This new recording contains Brahms complete music in which the viola plays a solo part: the two Sonatas Op. 120 and the 2 Gesänge Op. 91, for alto, viola and piano. Brahms two viola sonatas are masterworks of his late style: the perfect handling of the sonata form sets the structure for autumnal reminiscenses and melancholic introspection, alternated by either passionate or tender interludes. Beautiful performances by violist Luca Sanzo and pianist Maurizio Paciariello, who made an excellent recording of Hindemiths Viola Sonatas for Brilliant Classics (BC94782): Strong performance.a real winner (Musicweb). A special treat is the voice of Sara Mingardo in the Zwei Gesänge, one of the foremost altos of today, who sung with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, MyungWhunChung, Rinaldo Alessandrini.
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.
Claudio Abbado New Year’s Eve Concerts 96-97-98 - Berliner Philharmoniker (2015)

Claudio Abbado New Year’s Eve Concerts 96-97-98 - Berliner Philharmoniker (2015)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 28000 kbps; 29,970 fps | 03:10:07 | 59.28 GB
Audio1: MPEG-4 AVC ~28000 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio2: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: None

New Year’s Eve Concert 1996 – Dances and Gypsy Tunes The fascinating Russian virtuoso violinist, Maxim Vengerov (winner of the Echo Klassik) lends radiance to the gala performance under the baton of Claudio Abbado. Johannes Brahms’Hungarian Dances and Gipsy Songs; Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane and La Valse and Hector Berlioz’s Hungarian March make this New Year’s Eve with the Berliner Philharmoniker unforgettable. New Year’s Eve Concert 1997 – A Tribute to Carmen The program of the Berlin Philharmonic bore the title «Dances of Life, Love, and Death», and it was hardly coincidental that it was meant as an homage to Carmen. The recording of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by Claudio Abbado, offers not only a cross section of worldfamous melodies from George Bizet’s opera, but also famous dance music that was intensely or subtly influenced by it.
Claudio Abbado Conducts Brahms, Schoenberg & Beethoven: Works for Orchestra (2014) [Full Blu-ray]

Claudio Abbado Conducts Brahms, Schoenberg & Beethoven: Works for Orchestra (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 18984 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:41:42 | 22.3 GB
Audio1: German DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: German, English, Japanese, Korean | Genre: Classical

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” - an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.
(Arte) Claudio Abbado - Entendre le silence, esquisses pour un portrait (2014)

(Arte) Claudio Abbado - Entendre le silence, esquisses pour un portrait (2014)
TNT-Rip by Clo2 | French | 59min | 720 x 576 | 25.000 fps | MP4 | AVC [email protected] @ 700 Kbps | AAC @ 128 Kbps | 351 MB
Genre : Documentaire, Musique

Chef d'orchestre exceptionnel, Claudio Abbado est mort le 20 janvier dernier, à l'âge de 80 ans. Il fut pendant douze ans à la tête de l'Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin. Paul Smaczny, qui l'a longuement filmé, avait réalisé en 2003 un émouvant portrait de ce grand musicien.
Brahms, Johannes: "Haydn" variations; Nänie; Symphony No. 4;  - Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Variation on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a; Nänie op. 82; Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98 -
Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 374 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1989 | Published: 1998

This last installment in Claudio Abbado's fine Brahms cycle has the same virtues as the previous recordings: excellent playing, fine recording, and an intensely lyrical response to the music that never precludes a healthy dose of energy where required. The high point of the cycle is the Third Symphony, followed by the Second. If you have those and wish to collect the others, they are not far behind in quality and you can buy this disc (and the one with the First Symphony) with complete confidence. The couplings are also very well done. –David Hurwitz
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 3; "Haydn" variations - Staatskapelle Dresden; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90; Variation on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a –
Staatskapelle Dresden; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 250 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1973-74 | Published: not indicated