HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 (Karajan)

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Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1959/1985
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR13
Size: 921 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia/World Record Club) Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Gelber)

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The Argentinean pianist Bruno Leonardo Gelber was born in 1941. At the age of seven, he was stricken with poliomyelitis and confined to bed for a year. This didn’t prevent him, at the age of twenty, from winning a scholarship to travel to Paris to study with the great pedagogue Marguerite Long. That same year, 1961, he won third prize in the Long-Thibaud Competition. His subsequent concert career has taken him all over the world.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Bruno-Leonardo Gelber
Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Franz-Paul Decker
Vinyl 1964/1977
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Columbia/World Record Club
DR-Analysis: DR13
Size: 957 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Anda/Karajan)

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There is a real electricity in the Brahms interpretion of Geza Anda’s….his sense of pulse and drive really underly the incredible virtuosity of the Berlin Philharmonic. The opening movement moves along at the hectic pace but with some really urgent dramatic high points especially in the development section. Karajan really alots a very special role to the brass in this movement and the inspired playing is a joy…as to the cello solo at the opening of the third movement it is given a really fine treatment by Mr. Finke…then principal of the Berlin Phil. As to the Finale it has a nice relaxed sense of wonder without the hectic nature other conductors ascribe to Brahms here…I really think that this is one of the finest recordings of any music made anywhere.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Geza Anda
OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1968(1984)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 967 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – The 4 Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Variation On A Theme By Haydn, 8 Hungarian Dances (Karajan, Ferras)

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A marvellous collection of some of Brahms’ major works. The records are in excellent condition, unbelievable after +50 years…and they seem to be genuine 1st pressings although this box is a special edition that came few years later than the single releases.
I grew up with this recording of the Brahms Violin concerto, and It has remained my favorite: warm, dramatic, and thoroughly natural in approach, Ferras and von Karajan have a perfect grasp of this concerto.
While maybe not the greatest interpreter of Brahms, Karajan delivers very well in his recordings of the symphonies. All four symphonies have plenty of power and lyricism. The Berlin Philharmonic is excellent as always. If you like your Brahms in a melancholy mode, lushly recorded and nuanced to the max,(and I do!), these Brahms’ Symphonies are for you. Karajan’s approach to these four Symphonies is evoking a variety of emotions that few other recordings do. It’s a fine experience.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Christian Ferras
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1965)
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 4.83 GB
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Thorofon) Karlrobert Kreiten In Memoriam – Brahms, Chopin, Kreiten, Schoeck, Strauss

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Thank you Trottar for this important historical document
Karlrobert Kreiten was a German pianist, though holding Dutch citizenship his entire life due to his Dutch father. He was seen by Wilhelm Furtwängler and others as one of the most talented young pianists in Germany. Born in Bonn, his German mother was the classical singer Emmy Kreiten, née Liebergesell, who sang under the stage name Emmy Kreiten-Barido. His Dutch father Theo Kreiten, was a composer, concert pianist, and writer. The Kreiten family originated in the area of the Lower Rhineland, along the current Dutch-German border. He made his debut at the age of eleven with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major in a live broadcast. He was educated in Berlin by Claudio Arrau.
Historical recordings from 1934-38

Composer: Johannes Brahms, Frederyk Chopin, Johann Strauss, Ottmar Schoeck, Theo Kreiten
Performer: Karlrobert Kreiten
Vinyl (1934-38)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Thorofon
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 394 MB
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Quintet For Piano And Strings Op. 34 (Serkin/Busch Quartet)

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Historical recording from 1938

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Rudolf Serkin, The Busch Quartet
Vinyl (1938)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 381 MB
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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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Carlos Kleiber/WP: Complete Orchestral Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (4LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.30GB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.15GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (817MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Johannes Brahms – The Sonatas For Clarinet And Piano, Op. 120 (Stoltzman, Goode)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for these rare Sonatas

If you are a – ahem – “normal” clarinet player, then you are probably of the Daniel Bonade (Philadelphia)/Robert Marcellus (Cleveland) school of clarinet playing that abhors all vibrato outside of jazz. This is a shame, because, in the hands of a skilled artist, vibrato on a clarinet can be every bit as pleasant as it is on a flute or an oboe. That being the case, Richard Stoltzman offers us a recording here that is definitely “outside the box”. This is a Brahms Sonatas for the general public, not for clarinetists with preconceived notions. And I am very thankful, because he gives us here a performance that is wonderfully, refreshingly UNtraditional (from a clarinetist’s point of view). However, I suspect that Brahms would have been immensely pleased with this set. (I wonder, after all, would Brahms have disapproved of vibrato by a violist performing the viola transcriptions? I think not.)
For those of you who are not interested in “correct” clarinet playing, rest assured that you will hear playing that is wonderfully refined, tasteful, adventurous, playful, expressive, and heartfelt from two absolutely world-class, amazing artists at the height of their powers on this recording. Nobody should have the slightest hesitation about hearing this album except for, ahem, tradition-minded clarinetists.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Richard Goode, Richard Stoltzman
Vinyl (1982)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 831 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (/Westminster/Speakers Corner) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto In D Major (Morini, Rodzinski)

front-small-boxset For most of her performing career which began in the 1920’s and ended in the early 1970’s, legendary violinist Erica Morini was billed as “The World’s Greatest Woman Violinist” a title she naturally despised. “I am either good or I am not” she responded when asked about it, “Being a woman has nothing to do with it!”. Today she is largely forgotten while several great women violinists have emerged in the last 30 years. Most of this neglect is due to the fact that almost all of her recordings have been unavailable for many years.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Erica Morini
Orchestra: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of London
Conductor: Artur Rodzinski
Vinyl (1956/2003)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Westminster/Speakers Corner
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 829 MB
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