Uto Ugni Brahms

Barry Douglas  - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.4 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 4 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

This is Volume 4 in Barry Douglas’s monumental project to record the complete works for solo piano by Johannes Brahms. Each volume has been released to critical acclaim, the first one, in 2012, being seen by BBC Music as ‘a triumph of Brahmsian thought, with playing that gets right to the heart of the composer’. Once again, the album is presented as a stand-alone recital, prominently featuring the C major Sonata, which was Brahms’s first published work. The influence on Brahms of his early romantic predecessors Beethoven and Schubert is obvious here, not only in the virtuoso demands on the performer but also in the opening, which recalls both Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata, Op. 106 and Schubert’s ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy.
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 965MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

This album is the penultimate in what BBC Music has described as a ‘triumph of Brahmsian thought’, namely the survey by Barry Douglas of the composer’s complete works for solo piano. Three years after the release of Volume 1, the winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition is now performing this repertoire in the finest international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall in July 2015 and Concertgebouw in 2016, when the series will come to a highly anticipated climax with the final volume. Taking a big step further in his career with this achievement, Barry Douglas is gaining a reputation of one of the few accomplished world-class piano virtuosi of the romantic repertoire.
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.3 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol.3 (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 982MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

Barry Douglas returns for the highly anticipated third volume in his series devoted to Brahms’s solo piano music, the first two volumes having been met with widespread critical acclaim. Of Vol. 2, International Record Review wrote, ‘this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority… this cycle looks set to become a benchmark. The selected Intermezzi performed here come from the collections of short piano pieces which Brahms published in 1892 – 93, his last works for piano. A sense of wistful, melancholic reflection pervades these exquisitely crafted masterpieces of Brahms’s late maturity.
Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar - Brahms: Horn Trio & Violin Sonatas (2017)

Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar - Brahms: Horn Trio & Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:17 min | 281 MB
Label: Paladino Music | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Golden Viennese horn sound, full and at the same time tender piano and velvet, emotional violin sound and vibrato is the beginning of this recording which opens the gate to the powerful, romantic world of Johannes Brahms' music. Deep feelings and musical thoughts are presented with technical easiness, keeping the musical phrase and expression in the center of the listener's attention. The only idea this recording really shows off are Brahms' words "I speak through my music".

Vincent Larderet - Brahms & Berg: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 21, 2017
Vincent Larderet - Brahms & Berg: Piano Works (2017)

Vincent Larderet - Brahms & Berg: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:24 | 152 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Release Year: 2017

The first Brahms, the last Brahms, the first Berg: Brahms was twenty when he composed his Third Sonata in 1853, Berg twenty-three at the time of his only Sonata in that year 1910 … If the Sonata in F minor of Brahms represents the fulfillment and summit of the great romantic sonata - the timing of his symphonic gigantism - in the lineage from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven to Schumann, Berg's Sonata symbolizes both the end of an epoch Closing the romantic sonata and opening up to the future. It is quite another world than that of Intermezzi Op. 117 of 1892, in which the art of chiaroscuro and half-tone is expressed. Brahms reconnects with the piano and his last cycles form a kind of pianistic testament. It is perhaps the most intimate of Brahms, who will also call some of his later plays "the lullabies of my pain" … Berg will obviously remember it in his Sonata.
Nabil Shehata & Karim Shehata - Brahms, Bruch, Glière & Koussevitzky: Works for Double Bass & Piano (2017)

Nabil Shehata & Karim Shehata - Brahms, Bruch, Glière & Koussevitzky: Works for Double Bass & Piano (2017)
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:30 | 145 MB
Label: Genuin | Release Year: 2017

The double bass is so much more than just an orchestral foundation when it is played by Nabil Shehata: the winner of the 2003 ARD Music Competition and professor at the Munich University of Music is one of his instrument’s most renowned virtuosos. But Shehata is a lot more than that, as he proves in his GENUIN debut release: a full-blooded musician who knows how to best bring out the unique colors and qualities of his instrument – whether in original works by Glière and Koussevitzky or arrangements of cello works by Bruch and Brahms. Both rugged and sweet-sounding, brilliant and down-to-earth – for lovers of distinctive sound!

Günther Herbig - Brahms: Complete Symphonies (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2017
Günther Herbig - Brahms: Complete Symphonies (2017)

Günther Herbig - Brahms: Complete Symphonies
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 198:05 min | 843 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

This complete Brahms cycle from the year 1978 does more than consolidate a chapter in the recording history of the Eterna classical music label. It also returns to the original sound of the (former) Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for which the conductor of this recording – Günther Herbig – had so much regard. In a time-consuming process, the analogue Eterna master tapes have been newly processed and remastered for the first time in over 20 years.
Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2017)

Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:49 min | 175MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

With his imagination, his musicological passion for discovery and his uncompromising manner of music-making, Thomas Hengelbrock numbers among the most sought-after conductors of our time. As music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, “he inspires Hamburg” and “entices more and more new miracles from the orchestra” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Concert tours with the orchestra have taken him through Germany, Europe, and Asia.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.11 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: qobuz

Following the ‘Gramophone Record of the Year’ award-winning set of the Brahms Symphonies, Riccardo Chailly turns his “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” to Brahms’s Serenades. This exquisite recording renews these unjustly neglected and rarely performed works in performances of “trademark clarity” (Gramophone Record of the Year 2014) and marks the first Decca recording of these works since Kertesz in 1968.
Hope, Neubauer, Finckel, Han - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Hope, Neubauer, Finckel, Han - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.29 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: prostudiomasters

Bold, lush, and exquisite piano quartets by Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms, this core classical album presents some of the finest pieces written in the romantic era. For this chamber music album, Daniel Hope has put together a stellar cast, including CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, as well as viola legend Paul Neubauer.