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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca/London) Johannes Brahms • Piano Concerto No. 2 • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Böhm


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The Brahms B flat concerto is a real treasure. Allow me to make a bold and personal statement: I have seldom heard any Brahms concerto performance (live or on record) which comes close to this recording in its grace and charm, and above all its understated yet overwhelming emotional power. Both the piano and orchestra playing are absolutely marvelous. However, what makes this recording so special was that some “miracle” seemed to have happened during the recording session: The piano and orchestra sounds are completely meshed with each other, and the music making seemed to come from a “whole”. The excellent sound engineering and masterful transfer all add to the whole experience. This is a performance by all together – artists, composer and Decca – to treasure for the eternity.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1967/1988
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca/London
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.88 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Liszt, J. Strauss, Brahms – Karajan Express: HUNGARY


This album too, is all about Maestro Herbert von Karajan, who takes us to a short voyage through the beautiful Hungary. Have fun!


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Composer: Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Vinyl (1960-1968) 1974

Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 3.63 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Melodya) Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4 (Kondrashin)


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Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin was a Russian conductor. He was born in Moscow to a family of orchestral musicians. Having spent many hours at rehearsals, he made a firm decision at the age of 14 to become a conductor. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1931 to 1936 under the conductor Boris Khaykin. Kondrashin began conducting in the Young People’s Theatre in Moscow in 1931, continuing in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre three years later. He conducted at the Maliy Opera Theatre in Leningrad from 1938 to 1942 and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow from 1943. His performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 attracted the composer’s attention and led to the formation of a firm friendship. In 1947 he was awarded the Stalin Medal.

Composer: Johannes Brahms

Orchestra: USSR Radio And Television Large Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kyrill Kondrashin


Vinyl 1976
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Melodya
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.48 GB
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Karajan/BPO – Brahms: Die Symphonien (Analogphonic, 180g pressings, 4LP box set)


# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Analogphonic | LP 43073
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.30GB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.48GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (921MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This box was my first exposure to an Analogphonic Records release and it certainly will not be the last. Pressing quality was superb across all 8 sides, and the packaging was top-notch as well.

Very highly recommended!

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Melodya) Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven, Rachmaninov


Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this hidden gem
Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Russian: Святосла́в Теофи́лович Ри́хтер, tr. Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter; IPA: [svʲjətɐsˈlaf tʲɪɐˈfʲiləvʲɪtɕ ˈrʲixtər]; March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist known for the “depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire.” He is generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.
I think, there is nothing more to say about Richter, that’s not been said.
Enjoy one of the greatest artists ever!

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:
Sviatoslav Richter
Vinyl 1983?

Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: Melodya
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.36 GB
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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
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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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