HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA Living Stereo) Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rubinstein/Reiner)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beautiful reissue
The Brahms D minor Concerto is a difficult work to pull off successfully: the piano part is ungrateful, and often drowned out by an overorchestrated accompaniment. Also, many pianists–most notably Glenn Gould–tend to drag the tempos beyond all reason. Rubinstein, who was ten years old when Brahms died, would never have considered such a nonsensical approach. The Concerto was written early in Brahms career, and was the work of a passionate young man. In essence, Brahms without the beard. This is the first stereo recording, taped in 1954, to be made of this Concerto. (The stereo version, however, was not released until 1977).

# Composer:  Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Artur Rubinstein
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1954/200???)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 1.81 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Argo) Four Centuries of Organ Music – Simon Preston

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On demand, pictures of the booklet added, with information about the organs used for these recordings

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Paul Hindemith, Charles Marie Widor, Cesar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Louis Vierne, Franz Liszt, Henry Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davis, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar
# Performer: Simon Preston
# Vinyls (1963-1970)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Argo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 11
# Size:
3.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – The Four Symphonies (Solti)

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I’ve been listening many times to this set, particularly the 1st Symphony, and my opinion has changed, concerning other great performances of other conductors. Now I am in absolute awe of it. Why has this collection changed my mind? In one word: bass. The low register instruments, especially the basses and cellos, stand strongly in these recordings, and the result is I’m discovering a *lot* of depth to the composition that had escaped me before. Brahms turns out to be a much better composer than other recordings had let me discover before. In certain passages, I focus totally on the low strings, just to see what they’re up to, and I’m richly rewarded…

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Decca
# ASIN: B0000026Y6
# Size: 4.09 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) An Evening Of Brahms’ Songs (Ludwig/Bernstein)

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I watched this on TV somewhen in the 1980s and was floored by it. I’m surprised there’s no DVD of such a winner as this. Must be some kind of contractual problem. Pity. LB was usually a superb pianist and accompanist, and, of course, Christa Ludwig was/is a great singer of Brahms or of almost anything. What I saw was a lovely program of well-known and lesser-known Brahms songs performed to perfection, not showy, but touching. I’d say that if you have a turntable, take a chance on this disc.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Christa Ludwig, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Columbia
# ASIN: B000001GR0
# Size: 965 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto (Oistrakh/Fournier/Galliera)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: David Oistrakh: Violine, Pierre Fournier: Violoncello

# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
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Conductor: Alceo Galliera
# Vinyl (1960)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000EF5MH2
# Size: 684 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Philips) Brahms/Beethoven – Double Concerto – The Violin Romances (Szeryng/Starker/Haitink)

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Again, many thanks to our Onkle for this beauty

# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng, Janos Starker
# Orchestra: Concertogebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
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Conductor: Bernard Haitink

# Vinyl (1971)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000024TLZ
# Size: 1.76 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Mercury) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto (Szeryng/Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend ONKLE, who made possible this audiophile dream comes through!
New rip – with the new phono amp, new cart, new ADC/DAC

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000057LQ
# Size: 1.35 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Special HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Brahms/Sonata For Piano & Cello No. 2 – Mozart/Piano Concerto No. 20 (Du Pré/Barenboim)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Jaqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
# Vinyl (196?)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: never on CD
# Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (London) Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonatas Op. 78, 100, 108 (Katchen/Suk)

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Many thanks to ONKLE for this amazing, audiophile gem
Among the annals of the greatest historical registers ever made this set must be included in a top list of the twenty five gem performances of the chamber music genre.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Julius Katchen, Josef Suk
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000059ZIC
# Size: 2.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Piano Trio Op. 87 & Cello Sonata No. 2 (Katchen/Suk/Starker)

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New rip with the new phono amp and the new cartridge
Magical, romantic recordings of Brahms trios
Many thanks to our friend ONKLE, who made possible this audiophile dream comes through!

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Janos Starker, Julius Katchen, Josef Suk
# Vinyl (1973)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: not found
# Size: 2.2 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Piano Trios No. 1 & 3 (Katchen/Suk/Starker)

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Complete new rip with the new phono stage Pro-Ject Phono Box RS + the new cart Sumiko Black Bird

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Janos Starker, Julius Katchen, Josef Suk
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000264ZX
# Size: 2.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Dorati/LSO/Szeryng – Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1962 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 829MB (24/96) + 227MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the 2012 Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set…
Prior to this rip, the album was unplayed.

This one was ripped by request.
No competition is intended or inferred with the recent post by Rachmaninov.

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Various Artists: Legendary Chamber Music Performances II (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
# Performers: see below
# Vinyl (1965 / 1933 / 1963 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 91 and 92 of 100
# Size: 1.99GB (24/96) + 517MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This was by request. Hope you enjoy it.

All three works presented here are products of composers who were either pianists of outstanding ability, or who had a close affiliation with the instrument in youth. While Schumann himself was not a pianist, he combined criticism with composition, and in both, he expressed such personality and individuality that writers and composers have been challenged to equal the results for more than a hundred years.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto (Ferras)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Christian Ferras
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra

# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD:
B000I0S8UQ
# Size: 784 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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