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Brahms: Transcriptions for Solo Piano / Williams

Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 749  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christopher Williams
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The nineteenth-century witnessed an almost insatiable demand for arrangements and transcriptions to be played on domestic pianos. Brahms himself wrote such works under the names GW Marks and Karl Wurth but friends and colleagues also contributed. The violinist, pianist and conductor Paul Klengel, brother of the eminent cellist Julius (whose three Concertinos for Cello and Orchestra can be heard this month on Naxos 8.573793), made solo piano versions of the Horn Trio and the Clarinet Quintet, transcribing with remarkable fidelity and sensitivity Brahms’ myriad expressive and technical demands. Born in Wales, Christopher Williams is a music graduate of Cardiff University and now leads a busy and varied professional life as a pianist, Read more composer, conductor, teacher and arranger. He is currently assistant director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and is a pianist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has performed at the BBC Proms and recorded for the Chandos and Hyperion labels. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christopher Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christopher Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 

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