Brahms Symphony 320

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Haydn Variations (2018)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Haydn Variations (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 246 MB
Label: Profil | Tracks: 14 | Time: 60:23 min

Jukka-Pekka Saraste became principal conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2010/11 season. This release features Brahmss Second Symphony, which is often called his 'Pastoral'. It was written during a happy holiday in Pörtschach in 1877. Brahms wrote to his friend in Vienna, the critic Eduard Hanslick: 'The Wörthersee is virgin ground. Melodies fly around there, so that you have to take care not to step on them'. The work was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Hans Richter in December 1877, where it was a great success.
Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ann Hallenberg, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées & Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz | Time - 66:23 minutes | 641 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"The four symphonies of Brahms form the kernel of our musical heritage, along with such works as the Monteverdi Vespers, the Bach Cello Suites and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and the half-century (!) of Collegium Vocale Gent, we conceived the project of recording them in tandem with major choral works by this composer whose instrumental and vocal worlds are in essence inextricable. Johannes Brahms was at heart a singer.
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Pietari Inkinen - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 & Tragic Overture (2018)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Pietari Inkinen - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 & Tragic Overture (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 259 MB
Label: Naxos Japan | Tracks: 05 | Time: 62:36 min

Conductor Pietari Inkinen leads the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in a rousing interpretation of Brahms' Symphony No. 1 and Tragic Overture. The orchestra's stunning control and virtuosity shine as Inkinen's interpretations leave no detail unturned.
Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Thomas Dausgaard - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 (2018)

Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Thomas Dausgaard - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 305 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 18 | Time: 75:47 min

On a number of previous recordings, the 40-odd members of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard have shed a new light on the Romantic symphonic repertoire, with performances described as tight, invigorating, transparent and thrilling. Complete cycles of the symphonies of Schumann and Schubert have appeared alongside individual discs with music by Dvoák, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky, as well as a recording of Johannes Brahmss First Symphony, released in 2012.
Carl Schuricht - Mozart: Piano Concerto, K.595 / Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Carl Schuricht - Mozart: Piano Concerto, K.595 / Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 68:21 minutes | 423 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

January 8th, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Carl Schuricht. This release of two live recordings made in 1961 and 1962 pays tribute to a renowned conductor who was only to enjoy great international fame in his old age – as one of the last representatives of the generation of old German conductors, and as a master of the classical and romantic repertoire Absolute faithfulness to the musical text and youthful vigour right up to old age: Carl Schuricht (1880-1967), one of the last representatives of the generation of old German conductors during the post-war decades, focused on clear structures rather than romantic pathos or personal eccentricity.
Volker Hartung, Hubert Salwarowski - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2016)

Volker Hartung, Hubert Salwarowski - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:14:23 min | Covers included | 178 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: JPK Musik

The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Volker Hartung and pianist Hubert Salwarowski are presented in a most exciting performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Brahms Symphony No.2.
Herbert Von Karajan, VPO - Dvorak: Symphony No.8; Brahms: Symphony No.3 (1962/65) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbert Von Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorák: Symphony No.8; Brahms: Symphony No.3 (1962/65)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:57 minutes | Basic covers | 2,04 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 1,4 GB
Japanese Remastered Reissue '2011 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSD-90036

Karajan's Decca recording project marked a new era. Elegant performances inscribed with the long and close relationship between Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:24 minutes | 752 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although his catalog lists just four symphonies, Brahms wrote several other works that come close to that genre: his First Piano Concerto was indeed planned as a symphony, and the Second (which is in four movements) has been called a symphony with piano obbligato. Although the Second and Third Symphonies were introduced in Vienna, Brahms decided to give his Fourth Symphony an outof- town tryout.
Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:20 minutes | 2.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ivan Fischer’s follow up to his rapturously received recording of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2009 – “monumental in every sense of the word…Outstanding.” as Andrew Clements in The Guardian put it.
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.