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Life And Works - Johannes Brahms / Jeremy Siepmann


Release Date: 01/21/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8558071-74   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian KöhnSilke-Thora MatthiesIdil BiretMatthew Morley,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexander RahbariRobert JonesStephen GunzenhauserAndrew Constantine,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic OrchestraSt. Brides Church ChoirSlovak Philharmonic Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection includes narration about Brahms' life and works by
Jeremy Siepmann, Jasper Britton, Neville Jason, David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Ruth Sillers, Nicholas Boulton, Steve Hodson and Karen Archer. It contains a 136 page companion booklet with the complete spoken text, a detailed historical background and graded listening plan.
This selection includes narration about Brahms' life and works by
Jeremy Siepmann, Jasper Britton, Neville Jason, David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Ruth Sillers, Nicholas Boulton, Steve Hodson and Karen Archer. It contains a 136 page companion booklet with the complete spoken text, a detailed historical background and graded listening plan. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Souvenir de la Russie for Piano 4 hands, Op. 151 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christian Köhn (Piano), Silke-Thora Matthies (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1856; Germany 
2.
Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1863; Austria 
3.
Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
4.
Motets (3), Op. 110: no 1, Ich aber bin elend by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Matthew Morley (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Brides Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Austria 
5.
German Requiem, Op. 45: Denn alles Fleisch by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
6.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 3, Presto after Bach in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1879; Austria 
7.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony": Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
8.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
9.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73: 3rd movement, Allegro grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
10.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
11.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
12.
Fest und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109: no 2, Wenn ein starker by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Matthew Morley (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Brides Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1889; Austria 
13.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 2nd movement, Andante by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ilya Kaler (Violin), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Constantine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 4th movement, Allegretto grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 1: 1st movement, Allegro by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection is performed twice in this box set. 
17.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
20.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Piano Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1882; Austria 
21.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 1: Finale by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Germany 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 1st movement, Maestoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 3rd movement, Rondo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
24.
Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Soloists
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Germany 
25.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24: Fugue by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
26.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40: 3rd movement, Adagio mesto by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Jenö Keveházi (French Horn), Ildikó Hegyi (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
27.
Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 2 in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Silke-Thora Matthies (Piano), Christian Köhn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
28.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21: 4th movement, Adagio-Allegro molto e vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection is performed twice in this box set. 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Piů adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 

Sound Samples

Life and Works of Brahms: Destiny, Birth, and Childhood
Life and Works of Brahms: From Brothel to Beethoven
Life and Works of Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1
Life and Works of Brahms: A Life-changing Tour
Life and Works of Brahms: The Meeting with Joachim
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5(Scherzo)
Life and Works of Brahms: Joachim Weighs In
Life and Works of Brahms: Enter the Schumanns
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5(first movement)
Life and Works of Brahms: Prophecy and Tragedy: a Double Yoke
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87(Scherzo)
Life and Works of Brahms: Brahms and Clara
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, Op. 1(Finale)
Life and Works of Brahms: A Triangular Bond
Life and Works of Brahms: The Death of Schumann - and a Fateful Decision
Life and Works of Brahms: The Young Messiah
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15(opening)
Life and Works of Brahms: The Virtuoso Takes Flight
Life and Works of Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
Life and Works of Brahms: Detmold and Distraction
Life and Works of Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
Life and Works of Brahms: Birth of the D minor Concerto
Life and Works of Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15(Finale)
Life and Works of Brahms: The Taste of Failure - and of New Love
Life and Works of Brahms: String Sextet in B flat, Op. 18 (Andante)
Life and Works of Brahms: Love, Folly, and a New Calling
Life and Works of Brahms: Motet 'Ich aber bin elend', Op. 110 No. 1
Life and Works of Brahms: Brahms and Wagner
Life and Works of Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 (Fugue)
Life and Works of Brahms: Frustrated Hopes and a Mother's Death
Life and Works of Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40 (Finale)

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