Brahms Reger

VA – Brahms, Reger, Febel – Choral Preludes  

Posted by p.cedric at Sept. 16, 2008
VA – Brahms, Reger, Febel – Choral Preludes

VA – Brahms, Reger, Febel – Choral Préludes
Classical | 2007 | 64'59 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 185 MB
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.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi - Max Reger: Bocklin Suite, Hiller Variations (1989)

Max Reger - Böcklin Suite, Hiller Variations (1989)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi; Jaap van Zweden, solo violin

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8794 | Time: 01:06:51

This is Reger at his most accessible. In both pieces there is plenty of atmosphere and colour. The Hiller Variations is possibly his greatest and most satisfying orchestral work and is indispensable. Reger was a prolific composer, and it has to be said not all that came from his pen was necessarily memorable. However, the two works on this disc are vintage Reger. He lived his short life as fast as he composed his music. His is a special and unique sound-world which offers great rewards to those who take the time to explore it. Radiant playing from the Concertgebouw under Jarvi and sound to match.
Michaela Schuster & Markus Schlemmer - 'Morgen!': Songs by Brahms, Schumann, Reger, Strauss (2015)

Michaela Schuster & Markus Schlemmer - 'Morgen!' (2015)
Songs by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Max Reger, Richard Strauss

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 1833 | Time: 01:10:50

Michaela Schuster, the wonderful singer, explores the beauty of the romantic Lied literature on this programme wiuth sensitivity and enthusiasm, together with the empathetic Markus Sclemmer. This recording was made in the dreamlike atmosphere of the Eppan Lied Summer Festival, in which it is not difficult to sense the inspiration from this location and atmosphere.
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.

Kirsten Sturm - Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 12 (2012)  

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 25, 2015
Kirsten Sturm - Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 12 (2012)

Kirsten Sturm - Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 12 (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 229 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 178 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572821

In both volume and artistic distinction there is little doubt that Reger was the greatest German composer for the organ since Bach. He relished Lutheran chorales and employed them freely, a sense of grandeur and gravity permeating his music for the instrument. The Suite No. 1 in E minor was completed in 1895, and admired by Brahms. Its four movements offer a compendium of Reger’s genius for both complexity and transparency. His later Suite No. 2 in G minor, cast in seven taut movements, similarly employs contrast, imitation and variety whilst ending in a glorious and triumphant Fugue.
Andrew-John Smith, Consortium / Reger: Choral Music (2010)

Andrew-John Smith, Consortium / Reger: Choral Music (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67762

A second disc from new chamber choir Consortium, who were acclaimed for their disc of Brahms’s secular partsongs. Although Reger’s music has partly recovered from its deeply unfashionable reputation, much of this prolific composer’s work still remains underperformed. This disc offers a chance to redress the balance, both by bringing to light an aspect of Reger’s output that has been relatively neglected, and by demonstrating that the important influences on him were not just musical but literary.
Max Reger - Clarinet Quintet, String Sextet - Sabine Meyer & Wiener Streichsextett

Max Reger - Clarinet Quintet, String Sextet - Sabine Meyer & Wiener Streichsextett
APE (EAC) & CUE | Covers | DDD | TT 69:20 | 288 MB | RS

Max Reger's music is complex, difficult, studious, technically great but emotionally lacking, and the fact that on most photographs of him he looks quite grumpy fits the image. Yet the cliché is distroyed by his clarinet quintet, beautifully played here by Sabine Meyer. Being the last piece the composer wrote (something of an alcoholic, he died aged 43), it has an intensely moving lyricism while displaying a quiet resignation. This autumnal feel immediately remind the listener of those other masterpieces in the genre: Mozart's and Brahms' clarinet quintets, with which it has also formal parallels.
By contrast, the string sextet is almost symphonic, full of energy and colour, but with a long slow movement which Reger has described as "a prayer".

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.