Brahms Trio Tetzlaff

Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Suk - Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:06:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)

Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)
Apple Lossless (XLD) | With Log Files | Decca | 2 CDs, 522 MB
Classical | Cover, no scans | Rapidshare

In the age of Argerich, who brings tightrope-walker tension to chamber music, I doubt that anyone plays the Brahms piano trios with the kind of mellow lushness heard here. Katchen's conception of Brahms was large-scaled but smooth, warm without much psychological struggle. Suk was a honey-toned violinist, and although Starker was the modernist among the three, what's notable here is how perfectly in unison he is with Suk (and blissfully in tune). Decca puts the piano in the middle and the string players close up in their own channels left and right. The result is wide-screen and artificial, of course, since it makes the cello sound as loud as the piano. but the sonic effect is quite luscious.

I've saved my remarks about te interpretations for last. The Brahms trios have attracted great collaborations, and I wouldn't place this one above, say, Istomin-Stern-Rose although it runs ahead of the Beaux Art Trio, for sheer beauty of tone if nothing else. The shortcoming here is a tendency toward cautiousness; these are middle-of-the-road readings that don't capture Brahms' deepest passions. He is placed in the sun too often. But the first two trios aren't sturm and drang works. If you want large-scale performances caught in gorgeous sound, here you go.

–Amazon.com [4 stars] reviewer
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.
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".
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.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.

Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 24, 2016
Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms (2016) [TR24][OF]

Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:20 min | 1.49 GB | Front Cover
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

As follow-up to 2014 s acclaimed and chart-topping all-Bach recording, Grammy® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell continues as Music Director and Conductor of the world-renowned ensemble, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Joshua Bell is the first American and first person to hold the title of Music Director since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
Brahms - Violin Concerto, 3 Violin Sonatas, Piano Trio, op.8 (V. Mullova) (2006)

Brahms - Violin Concerto, 3 Violin Sonatas, Piano Trio, op.8 (V. Mullova) (2006)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Philips, 475 7454 | rec: 1994-96 | 650Mb

At the heart of this Viktoria Mullova two-fer is the first disc of Brahms's three sonatas for violin and piano, here played with Piotr Anderszewski. It is an inspired partnership - both artists show an understanding of and passion for Brahm's unique style of romanticism. While Suk and Katchen remain my favorites, Mullova and Anderzewski have enough interesting things to say in this music that I am happy to have both.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Trio Parnassus - Chamber Music (2007, MDG "Gold" # 303 1463-2) [RE-UP]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Chamber Music
Trio Parnassus & Matthias Wollong, violin
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 292 MB | Full Artwork: 96 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 303 1463-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

»This recording is a true marvel!« ~Fanfare

Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 5, 2016
Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms (2016)

Joshua Bell - For The Love Of Brahms (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:20 | 175 MB
Label: Sony Classical

As follow-up to 2014 s acclaimed and chart-topping all-Bach recording, Grammy® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell continues as Music Director and Conductor of the world-renowned ensemble, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Joshua Bell is the first American and first person to hold the title of Music Director since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. On their new collaboration, Bell conducts ASMF mostly from the concertmaster s chair in a Brahms/Schumann program.