Dennis Brain -The Horn Player (4 CD box set, APE)
Dennis Brain -The Horn Player (4 CD box set, APE)

Conductor: Malcolm Sargent, Lawrence Turner, Walter Süsskind, Alceo Galliera, Paul Kletzki, et al.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 757 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc 1:
01. Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato (cadenza by Norman del Mar)
02. Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Romanza: Andante
03. Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
04. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat K417 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
05. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat K417 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
06. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat K417 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo
07. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
08. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
09. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro – Rondo (Allegro)
10. Horn Sonata in F, Op.17 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
11. Horn Sonata in F, Op.17 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Poco adagio quasi lento – Allegro moderato
12. Siegfried’s Horn Call (2008 Digital Remaster)
13. Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio
14. Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.61 – No.7 Nocturne (2008 Digital Remaster)

Disc 2:
01. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, KV412 (1997 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro
02. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, KV412 (1997 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Rondo (Allegro) (K514 version, arr. Süßmayr)
03. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in E flat major, KV417 (1997 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro maestoso
04. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in E flat major, KV417 (1997 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Andante
05. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in E flat major, KV417 (1997 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Rondo
06. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 3 in E flat major, KV447 (1997 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro
07. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 3 in E flat major, KV447 (1997 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Romance (Larghetto)
08. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 3 in E flat major, KV447 (1997 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro
09. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in E flat major, KV495 (1997 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro moderato
10. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in E flat major, KV495 (1997 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Romanza (Andante)
11. Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4 in E flat major, KV495 (1997 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Rondo (Allegro vivace)
12. Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K452 (1997 Digital Remaster): I. Largo – Allegro moderato
13. Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K452 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto
14. Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K452 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro)

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Disc 3:
01. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2002 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
02. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2002 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
03. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11 (2002 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro – Rondo (Allegro)
04. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major AV132 (2002 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
05. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major AV132 (2002 Digital Remaster): II. Andante con moto
06. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major AV132 (2002 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
07. Horn Concerto (1950) (2002 Digital Remaster): I. Moderately fast
08. Horn Concerto (1950) (2002 Digital Remaster): II. Very fast
09. Horn Concerto (1950) (2002 Digital Remaster): III. Very slow – Moderately fast – Fast – Lively – Very slow
10. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
11. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Lento
12. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Tema (Moderato)
13. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.1 (Allegro vivace)
14. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.2 (Allegretto)
15. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.3 (Lento)
16. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.4 (Vivace)
17. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.5 (Andante)
18. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.6 (Moderato)
19. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.7 (Adagio)
20. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.8 (Moderato)
21. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.9 (Allegro vivo)
22. Horn Trio Op. 44 (2003 Digital Remaster), III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.10 (Moderato)

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Disc 4:
01. Ein musikalischer spaß in F major K.522 (2008 Digital Remaster): I Allegro
02. Ein musikalischer spaß in F major K.522 (2008 Digital Remaster): II Menuetto (Maestoso & Trio)
03. Ein musikalischer spaß in F major K.522 (2008 Digital Remaster): III Adagio cantabile
04. Ein musikalischer spaß in F major K.522 (2008 Digital Remaster): IV Presto
05. Divertimento No. 14 in B flat K270 (2008 Digital Remaster): Allegro molto
06. Divertimento No. 14 in B flat K270 (2008 Digital Remaster): Andantino
07. Divertimento No. 14 in B flat K270 (2008 Digital Remaster): Menuetto: Moderato & Trio
08. Divertimento No. 14 in B flat K270 (2008 Digital Remaster): Presto
09. Divertimento No.16 in E flat, K.289 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Minuet
10. Divertimento No.16 in E flat, K.289 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
11. Partita in D – Minuet & Trio (2008 Digital Remaster)
12. Symphony No.31 in D ‘Hornsignal’ (2008 Digital Remaster)
13. Trois pièces brèves: Allegro – Andante – Assez lent – Allegro scherzando (2008 Digital Remaster)
14. Sextet for Wind (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Elegiac Prelude
15. Sextet for Wind (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo
16. Sextet for Wind (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Cortege
17. Sextet for Wind (2008 Digital Remaster): IV. Minuet & Trio
18. Sextet for Wind (2008 Digital Remaster): V. Rondo with Epilogue
19. Villanelle (2008 Digital Remaster)
20. Concerto for hosepipe & strings – 3rd movement (2008 Digital Remaster)

Wonderful Dennis Brain compliation

Dennis Brain was the greatest horn player of the 20th century and this is the greatest collection of his recordings I’ve found yet. The famous 1953 recordings of the Mozart horn concertos conducted by Karajan are included. There are a plethora of other wonderful gems in this set.

The EMI website has the entire track list and notes posted online. Do yourself a favor and read those. They do a wonderful job of highlighting each recording. This is truly a unmatched collection of Brain’s best recordings.

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