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Brahms: Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Overtures & Haydn Variations / Harnoncourt, Buchbinder


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 556697   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Simply to play Brahms one more time is not enough for me,” said Nikolaus Harnoncourt of these recordings, made in the late 1990s with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. His research, which included detailed study of Brahms’ own scores and of performing traditions, led the conductor to draw a fascinating, apparently contradictory conclusion: “I deny that Brahms was a Romantic and, in the same breath, I describe him as the greatest Romantic.” “Simply to play Brahms one more time is not enough for me,” said Nikolaus Harnoncourt of these recordings, made in the late 1990s with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. His research, which included detailed study of Brahms’ own scores and of performing traditions, led the conductor to draw a fascinating, apparently contradictory conclusion: “I deny that Brahms was a Romantic and, in the same breath, I describe him as the greatest Romantic.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
2.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
5.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
6.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
7.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
10.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
11.
Ballades (4) for Piano, Op. 10 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 

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