Brahms, Johannes (1833 – 1897)

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Chamber Music

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1860

String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 18

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Andante, ma moderato
  3. Scherzo: Allegro molto with a central, Animato trio section
  4. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso
  1. Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
    Chamber Ensemble
  1. MHS 514494Y (1993) DDD
    I: 14:37, 20524, S
    II: 9:58, 13996, S
    III: 2:57, 4144, S
    IV: 10:13, 14365, S
1865

String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36 

  1.     Allegro non troppo
  2.     Scherzo - Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
  3.     Adagio
  4.     Poco allegro
  1. Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
    Chamber Ensemble
  1. MHS 514494Y (1993) DDD
    I: 14:29, 20357, S
    II: 7:25, 10431, S
    III: 9:22, 13167, S
    IV: 8:52, 12458, S

1873

String Quartet No. 1 in c, Op. 51 No. 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze. Poco adagio
  3. Allegretto molto moderato e comodo
  4. Allegro
  1. Juilliard String Quartet
  1. SONY S2K 66285 )1991) DDD
    I: 11:00, 15462, S
    II: 7:09, 10050, S
    III: 9:04, 12746, S
    IV: 6:15, 8786, S

1873

String Quartet No. 2 in a, Op.51 No. 2

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Quasi Minuetto, moderato
  4. Finale. Allegro non assai
  1. Juilliard String Quartet
  1. SONY S2K 66285 )1991) DDD
    I: 13:19, 18711, S
    II: 10:11, 14320, S
    III: 5:39, 7948, S
    IV: 7:29, 10517, S

1875

String Quartet No. 3 in B flat, Op. 67 

  1. Vivace
  2. Andante
  3. Agitato (Allegretto non troppo) - Trio - Coda
  4. Poco Allegretto con Variazioni
  1. Juilliard String Quartet
  1. SONY S2K 66285 )1991) DDD
    I: 11:04, 15553, S
    II: 7:51, 11040, S
    III: 8:47, 12339, S
    IV: 10:53, 15293, S
1891

Clarinet Quintet in b, Op. 115

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Andantino evolving into Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
  4. Con moto
  1. Charles Neidich (clarinet),
    Juilliard String Quartet
  1. SONY S2K 66285 )1991) DDD
    I: 13:24, 18829, S
    II: 12:03, 16936, S
    III:5:08, 7214, S
    IV: 9:41, 13608, S

Concertos

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Title / Tracks

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1881

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Opus 83

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Allegro appassionato
  3. Andante
  4. Allegretto grazioso
  1. Gyorgy Sandor (piano),
    Baden Baden Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Rolf Reinhart
  1. Funk & Wagnalls FW304
    (1966) LP
    45:09, 63413, S
1887

Double Concerto in a for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 102

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Vivace non troppo
  1. David Oistrakh (Violin),
    Pierre Fournier (Cello),
    The Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Alceo Galliera
  1. Angel S35353 () LP
    32:49, 46081, S

Solo Instrumental Works

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1879

Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79

  1. Rhapsody in b
  2. Rhapsody in g
  1. Jorg Demus (piano)
  1. MHS 1686 (1973) LP
    7:40, 10779, S
    4:53, 6859, S
1892

Seven Fantasies, Op. 116

  1. Capriccio in d
  2. Intermezzo in a
  3. Capriccio in g
  4. Intermezzo in E
  5. Intermezzo in e
  6. Intermezzo in E
  1. Jorg Demus (piano)
  1. MHS 1686 (1973) LP
    1 2:00, 2821, S
    2 3:42, 5209, S
    3 2:49, 3960, S
    4 4:27, 6266, S
    5 5:47, 8139, S
    6 2:05, 2946, S
1892 Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
  1. Jorg Demus (piano)
  1. MHS 1686 (1973) LP
    1 4:48, 6752, S
    2 4:50, 6800, S
    3 6:17, 8846, S

Symphonic Works -- Symphonies, Overtures, Variations

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1857

Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11

  1.  
  1.  

1859

Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16

  1.  
  1.  

1873

Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

  1. the Vienna New Symphony
    Max Goberman
     
  2. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert Von Karajan









     
  1. Library of Recorded Masterpieces
    LRM 506 (1963) LP
    18:25, 25866, S
  2. DG Galleria 427 253-2
    (1964) ADD
    1:50, 2581, S
    1:15, 1753, S
    1:05, 1538, S
    1:46, 2500, S
    2:13, 3118, S
    0:52, 1231, S
    1:16, 1777, S
    2:46, 3888, S
    1:03, 1474, S
    3:56, 5531, S

1876

Symphony No. 1 in c, Op. 68

  1. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  4. Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo,
    ma con brio – Più allegro
  1. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert Von Karajan



     
  2. Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,
    Heinrich Hollreiser
  1. DG Galleria 427 253-2
    (1964) ADD
    13:17, 18663, S
    8:56, 12561, S
    4:42, 6599, S
    17:36, 24726, S
  2. Everest 3148/4 () LP
    42:10, 59225, S

1877

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Adagio non troppo
  3. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino)
  4. Allegro con spirito
  1. NBC Symphony Orchestra
    Arturo Toscanini
  2. Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra
    Sir Adrian Boult
  3. Berlin Philharmonic
    Claudio Abbado


     
  1. RCA Red Seal LM 1731 () LP
    37:23, 52506, M
  2. Everest 3148/4 () LP
    39:23, 54987, S
  3. DG 427 643-2 (1989) DDD
    21:03, 29562, S
    10:02, 14113, S
    5:25, 7631, S
    9:42, 13633, S

1880

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

  1. the Vienna New Symphony
    Max Goberman
     
  2. Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra
    Sir Adrian Boult
  3. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    André Previn
  1. Library of Recorded Masterpieces
    LRM 506 (1963) LP
    9:35, 13466, S
  2. Everest 3148/4 () LP
    10:13, 14354, S
  3. Telarc CD-80155 (1993) DDD
    10:41, 15004, S

1880

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

  1. the Vienna New Symphony
    Max Goberman
     
  2. The Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Alceo Galliera
  3. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Colin Davis
     
  1. Library of Recorded Masterpieces
    LRM 506 (1963) LP
    13:01, 18288, S
  2. Angel S35353 () LP
    12:30, 17558, S
  3. RCA Red Seal 60118-2-RC
    (1988) DDD
    14:33, 20441, S

1883

Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante
  3. Poco allegretto
  4. Allegro
  1. The Houston Symphony
    Leopold Stokowski
  2. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Colin Davis



     
  1. Everest 3148/4 () LP
    36:45, 51619, S
  2. RCA Red Seal 60118-2-RC
    (1988) DDD
    I: 13:34, 19056, S
    II: 10:02, 14099, S
    III: 6:40, 9371, S
    IV: 14:33, 13701, S
1885

Symphony No. 4 in e, Op. 98

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Allegro giocoso
  4. Allegro energico e passionato
  1. The Pittsburgh Symphony
    William Steinberg
  2. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    André Previn


     
  1. Everest 3148/4 () LP
    39:20, 55619, S
  2. Telarc CD-80155 (1993) DDD
    I: 13:20, 18729, S
    II: 11:58, 16807, S
    III: 6:08, 8628, S
    IV: 10:12, 14331, S
1869
1869
1880
1889

Hungarian Dances, WoO 1
Originally written for piano four hands then arranged for
many instrumental combinations. (Arrangers of orchestral
versions in parentheses below)

Book 1. (Published in 1869)

  1. in g: Allegro molto (Brahms)
  2. in d: Allegro non assai – Vivace (Hallen)
  3. in F: Allegretto (Brahms)
  4. in f (f sharp for orchestra): Poco sostenuto – Vivace (Juon)
  5. in f sharp (g for orchestra): Allegro – Vivace (Parlow)

Book 2. (Published in 1869)

  1. in D flat  (D for orchestra): Vivace (Parlow)
  2. in A (F for orchestra): Allegretto – Vivo (Schmelling)
  3. in a: Presto (Schollum)
  4. in e: Allegro ma non troppo (Schollum)
  5. in E (F for orchestra): Presto (Brahms)

    Book 3. (Published in 1880)

  1. in d: Poco andante (Parlow)
  2. in d: Presto (Parlow)
  3. in D: Andantino grazioso – Vivace (Parlow)
  4. in d: Un poco andante (Parlow)
  5. in B flat: Allegretto grazioso (Parlow)
  6. in f: Con moto – F major: Presto (Parlow)

    Book 4. (Published in 1880)

  1. in f sharp: Andantino – Vivace (Dvorak)
  2. in D: Molto vivace (Dvorak)
  3. in b: Allegretto (Dvorak)
  4. in e: Poco allegretto – Vivace (Dvorak)
  5. in e/E: Vivace – Più presto (Dvorak)
  1. NDR Symphony Orchestra,
    Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
     
  2. Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
    Kurt Masur
  1. Vanguard Everyman SRV-236 SD
    (1965) LP
    1-9: 26:42, 37538, S
    10-21: 27:07, 38125, S
  2. Philips 4114262 (1984) DDD
  1. 3:11, 4495, S
  2. 3:11, 4481, S
  3. 2:21, 3314, S
  4. 4:42, 6622, S
  5. 2:47, 3913, S
  6. 3:30, 4920, S
  7. 1:43, 2424, S
  8. 3:48, 5340, S
  9. 2:14, 3146, S
  10. 1:40, 2364, S
  11. 2:55, 4112, S
  12. 2:30, 3525, S
  13. 1:37, 2277, S
  14. 1:22, 1939, S
  15. 2:55, 4100, S
  16. 2:24, 3380, S
  17. 2:55, 4113, S
  18. 1:29, 2089, S
  19. 2:12, 3108, S
  20. 2:16, 3190, S
  21. 1:18, 1837, S

Vocal Music

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1860

Drei Gesänge for mixed chorus, Op. 42

  1. Abendständchen
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    2:01, 2858, S

1868

Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
for soprano and baritone solos,
mixed chorus and orchestra

  1. Poco andante, e con espressione:
    Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
  2. Moderato, in modo di Marcia; Poco
    sostenuto - Allegro non troppo: Denn
    alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras
  3. Andante moderato: Herr, lehre doch mich
  4. Con moto moderato: Wie lieblich sind
    deine Wohnungen
  5. Andante: Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
  6. Andante -- Vivace: Denn wir haben hie
    keine bleibende Statt
  7. Maestoso: Selig sind die Toten
  1. Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano),
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
    The Philharmonia Orchestra and Choir
    Otto Klemperer
     
  2. Mari Anne Häggander (soprano),
    Siegfried Lorenz (baritone)
    Rundfunkchor Leipzig
    Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig
    Herbert Kegel


     
  1. Angel 3624 (1961) LP
    I-II: 24:24, 34927, S
    III-IV: 15:36, 22573, S
    V-VI: 18:30, 26638, S
    VII: 10:17, 15115, S
  2. Capriccio 10095 (1987) DDD
    I: 11:25, 16032, S
    II: 13:51, 19459, S
    III: 10:14, 14370, S
    IV: 5:04, 7130, S
    V: 7:18, 10261, S
    VI: 11:24, 16008, S
    VIII: 12:44, 17889, S
1869

The Alto Rhapsody, Op 53

  1. Marjana Lipovšek (contralto),
    Ernst Senff Chor,
    Berliner Philharmonic,
    Claudio Abbado
  1. DG 427 643-2 (1989) DDD
    13:18, 18688, S

     

1870

Liebeslieder-Walzer,
for vocal quartet and piano four-hands, Op. 52

  1.     1. Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes
  2.     2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut
  3.     3. O die Frauen
  4.     4. Wie des Abends schöne Röthe
  5.     5. Die grüne Hopfenranke
  6.     6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel nahm
  7.     7. Wohl schön bewandt
  8.     8. Wenn so lind dein Augen mir
  9.     9. Am Donaustrande
  10.     10. O wie sanft die Quelle
  11.     11. Nein, est ist nicht auszukommen
  12.     12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser
  13.     13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft
  14.     14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar
  15.     15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön
  16.     16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe
  17.     17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht
  18.     18. Es bebet das Gesträuche
  1. (No. 1,2,7,8,12,14 only)
    Ellen Klein Soprano), Sonja Drachsler (contralto),
    Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Leo Heppa (bass),
    Kurt Rapf and Herman Schertman, Piano Duet
  2. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Library of Recorded Masterpieces
    LRM 506 (1963) LP
    6:51, 9628, S
  2. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    1:05, 1528, S
    0:44, 1054, S
    1:14, 1745, S
    0:47, 1110, S
    1:54, 2686, S
    2:29, 3508, S
    1:34, 2217, S
    1:15, 1775, S
    1:56, 2742, S
    0:57, 1353, S
    0:55, 1302, S
    0:42, 1006, S
    0:42, 1006, S
    1:08, 1597, S
    1:21, 1904, S
    1:13, 1715, S
    2:19, 3266, S
    1:28, 2078, S

1874

Sieben Lieder, for mixed chorus, Op. 62

  1. Waldesnacht
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    2:29, 3508, S

1874

Three Quartets, for mixed voices, Op. 64

  1. Der Abend
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    3:58, 5583, S

1875

Neue Liebeslieder, for vocal quartet and
piano four-hands, Op. 65

  1.     1. Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung
  2.     2. Finstere Schatten der Nacht
  3.     3. An jeder Hand die Finger
  4.     4. Ihr schwarzen Augen
  5.     5. Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn
  6.     6. Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter
  7.     7. Vom Gebirge Well auf Well
  8.     8. Weiche Gräser im Revier
  9.     9. Nagen am Herzen fühl ich
  10.     10. Ich kose süß mit der und der
  11.     11. Alles, alles in den Wind
  12.     12. Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten
  13.     13. Nein, Geliebter, setze dich
  14.     14. Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
  15.     15. Zum Schluss
  1. (No.1 to 6 only)
    Ellen Klein Soprano), Sonja Drachsler (contralto),
    Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Leo Heppa (bass)
    Kurt Rapf and Herman Schertman, Piano Duet
  2. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Library of Recorded Masterpieces
    LRM 506 (1963) LP
    7:13, 10157, S
  2. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    0:44, 1054, S
    1:38, 2311, S
    1:27, 2063, S
    0:43, 1030, S
    1:14, 1754, S
    0:56, 1320, S
    1:12, 1693, S
    1:42, 2404, S
    1:34, 2222, S
    1:04, 1509, S
    0:43, 1014, S
    1:21, 1907, S
    1:56, 2739, S
    1:36, 2254, S
    3:33, 5008, S
 

Op. 92, Four Quartets, for mixed voices (1889)

  1. O schöne Nacht!
  2.  
  3. Abenlied
  4.  
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    3:17, 4620, S

    2:31, 3545, S
     

1887

Zigeunerlieder, for vocal quartet and piano, Op. 103

  1. Rote Abendwolken ziehn am Firmament
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    1:22, 1934, S

1891

Six Quartets, for mixed voices and piano, Op. 112

  1. Nächtens
  1. Robert Shaw Festival Singers,
    Norman Mackenzie & John Wustman (pianos)
    Robert Shaw
  1. Telarc CD-80326 (1993) DDD
    1:27, 2063, S

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