Brahms Symphony No.1

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.
Günter Wand Edition - BOXSET 4DVD VOL 2 - Schubert: Symphony No. 5 | Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - DVD 7/8

Günter Wand Edition - BOXSET 4DVD VOL 2 - Schubert: Symphony No. 5 | Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - DVD 7/8
Classical | DVD | with scans | 4,27 Gb (DVD5) | DVD´s FULL No compression
Audio: PCM Stereo | Relesase: August 16, 2005 | Publisher: TDK DVD Video

Few conductors have made a greater contribution to our present-day understanding of Bruckner than Günter Wand (1912-2002).
This first box includes Bruckner symphonies nos. 5, 6 and 8 in their original or restored versions as well as an elegant, but rarely performed Haydn Symphony and the "Unfinished" symphonies by Bruckner and Schubert. Later, TDK released the second box of 4 DVDs including the popular Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 and symphonic works by Brahms and Schubert.
Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Haydn Variations - Wiener Philharmoniker; István Kertėsz

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68; Variations on a Theme of Haydn in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations) Op. 56a – Wiener Philharmoniker; Istvan Kertesz, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 293 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | No scans | RS links
Publisher: Decca

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com essential recording
When Istvan Kertesz drowned while swimming in Israel, the world lost a major conductor of irresistible musicality and charm. The performance of the Haydn Variations is famous. The orchestra finished it without the conductor, as a tribute to him after his death. Kertesz was very much alive for the performances of the First and Second Symphonies, however, and his relaxed and genial interpretations really let this great orchestra shine. These are just as much "their" performances, as is the case with the Variations, and the fact that the conductor doesn't impose his personality on this great ensemble is something that would have bothered Kertesz not a bit. It's still great Brahms. –David Hurwitz

Brahms - Symphony No.1 - Munch, Orchestre de Paris  

Posted by slcn at March 21, 2009
Brahms - Symphony No.1 - Munch, Orchestre de Paris

Brahms - Symphony No.1 - Munch, Orchestre de Paris
1987 | Classical | EAC, Monkey's Audio v3.99 APE | CUE, NO log | 1CD, HQ Cover | 206 MB | TT: 47:43
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 1; Gesang der Parzen - Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68; Sonsg of the Fates, op. 89 –
Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 270 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1990 | Published: 1991
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:25 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America' (Naxos 8.559246). The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. 'Three Olympians' reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – 'Silver Fanfare,' 'Festivities' and 'Celebration Overture' – were created for such occasions."
Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.
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.
Kalinnikov - Symphony No.1 / Brahms - Symphonie Nr.1 (Czech PO / Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Scherchen) - 2003

Kalinnikov - Symphony No.1 | Brahms - Symphonie Nr.1 (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Scherchen)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 387 MB
Label: Archipel | Catalog Number: ARPCD 0211 | TT: 79'50''

EMI brought out the Brahms Symphony in its Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century series where it joined some other famous Scherchen discs – notably Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Haydn’s No. 100 in G and Stravinsky’s Firebird review. Scherchen’s live recording of the Kalinnikov with the Czech Philharmonic has formed part of Tahra’s Scherchen sets. So neither of these performances constitutes terra incognita for admirers of this conductor, who will know, only too well, that when Archipel claim that these 24 bit 96 kHz (whatever that is) restorations derive "from the original sources" the truth is nothing of the kind.
Felix Draeseke - Claudius Tanski / Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra / Hanson - Symphony No.1 op.12 & Piano Concerto op.36 (1999)

Felix Draeseke - Symphony No.1 op.12 & Piano Concerto op.36
Claudius Tanski, piano / Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra / George Hanson
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 287 MB | Full Artwork: 104 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 335 0929-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Symphony

"Felix August Bernhard Draeseke was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Liszt and Richard Wagner. He wrote compositions in most forms including eight operas and stage works, four symphonies, and much vocal and chamber music.During his life, and the period shortly following his death, the music of Draeseke was held in high regard, even among his musical opponents. His compositions were performed frequently in Germany by the leading artists of the day, including Hans von Bülow, Arthur Nikisch, Fritz Reiner, and Karl Böhm. However, as von Bülow once remarked to him, he was a "harte Nuß" ("a hard nut to crack") and despite the quality of his works, he would "never be popular among the ordinary"." ~Wikipedia