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Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 6 / Douglas


Release Date: 07/29/2016 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10903  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release from pianist Barry Douglas is the sixth and final volume in his exploration of Brahms’s output for solo piano. BBC Music writes of this series, “Douglas’s tone is a deep velvet cushion, the legatos full of affection and the rhythms galvanized with great energy.” This unique collection of works shows Brahms not only as a composer, but also an arranger, pedagogue, historian, virtuoso, and pianist. Barry Douglas hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has won numerous awards all over the globe, including an appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and the gold medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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REVIEW:

Douglas’s hefty, full-bodied sound,
Read more built from the bottom up, befits the mellow power of Brahms’s sound world. In the dark E flat minor Op 118 Intermezzo, most pianists focus attention on the right-hand melody and treat the rumbling left-hand lines as muted filigree. Douglas, however, does almost the exact opposite, and the effect is revelatory.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Rakoczy March, Anh III/10 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
2.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
3.
Canon for Piano in F minor, Anh III/2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Germany 
4.
Gigues (2) for Piano, WoO posth. 4 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Germany 
5.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 5, Capriccio in C sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
6.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 7, Intermezzo in A minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
7.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 8, Capriccio in C major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
8.
Gavotte for Piano in A major after Gluck, Anh. 1a/2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1868; Germany 
9.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 1, Etude after Chopin by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1869; Austria 
10.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 2, Rondo after Weber by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Germany 
11.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 3, Presto after Bach in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1879; Austria 
12.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 4 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872; Austria 
13.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 6 in D flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872; Austria 
14.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 7 in F major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872; Austria 
15.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 8 in A minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
16.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 9 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
17.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 10 in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
18.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 5, Chaconne by Bach by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

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