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Brahms: Complete Chamber Music


Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94381  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Derek HanIsabelle FaustBruno GiurannaAlain Meunier,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String QuartetTokyo String QuartetNash Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This extensive collection comprises the complete chamber works of Johannes Brahms. These works are often considered to be the finest offering of chamber music since that of Ludwig van Beethoven; a selection which perfectly captures the musical and creative personality of its composer. Many perceived Brahms as a true champion of the Classical tradition, although his works also show the influence of Franz Schubert, Brahms’s most revered mentor. Thus Brahms’s innovative tonality and expansive structures heralded an entirely new era of chamber music. The works showcase the evolution of Brahms’s treatment of theme; sometimes combining several melodies at once, developing a theme as it was being presented or else presenting a theme again in Read more recapitulation, but changing the mood or character, to evoke a totally different feel. The composer wrote for an abundance of chamber?music ensembles, bestowing the Piano Quartets Opp. 24 & 25 with qualities that are associated with much larger?scale works. Among the many illustrious performers on this recording are the Brandis Quartett, Tokyo Quartet and The Nash Ensemble, alongside a host of other stellar instrumentalists.

• Reissue of one the best and most successful Brilliant Classics Box Sets from the ‘early days’ (first issued in the year 2000): the complete chamber music of Johannes Brahms.

• Brahms’ chamber music represents the core of his entire output. Listening to these undisputed masterworks one gets the impression this genius symphonist reserved his best inspirations for these sonatas, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets: what glorious melodies, what glowing harmonies and what instrumental mastery enchants and captures the listener!

• A uniform high artistic level (Tokyo Quartet, Nash Ensemble, Brandis Quartett, Isabelle Faust, György Pauk, Karl Leister and others) makes this set a highly desirable bargain!

• Liner notes on each work included in the booklet.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Derek Han (Piano), Isabelle Faust (Violin), Bruno Giuranna (Viola),
Alain Meunier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1996 
Venue:  Tibor Varga Foundation Hall, Sion 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Derek Han (Piano), Isabelle Faust (Violin), Bruno Giuranna (Viola),
Alain Meunier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1875; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1996 
Venue:  Tibor Varga Foundation Hall, Sion 
3.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 26 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Derek Han (Piano), Isabelle Faust (Violin), Bruno Giuranna (Viola),
Alain Meunier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1996 
Venue:  Tibor Varga Foundation Hall, Sion 
4.
Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Brett Dean (Viola), Thomas Brandis (Violin), Peter Brem (Violin),
Wilfried Strehle (Viola), Wolfgang Boettcher (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
5.
Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wilfried Strehle (Viola), Peter Brem (Violin), Wolfgang Boettcher (Cello),
Thomas Brandis (Violin), Brett Dean (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
6.
Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
7.
Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 no 2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
8.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wilfried Strehle (Viola), Peter Brem (Violin), Thomas Brandis (Violin),
Karl Leister (Clarinet), Wolfgang Boettcher (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sadao Harada (Cello), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin),
Peter Oundjian (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1873; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1986 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 51 no 2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kikuei Ikeda (Violin), Sadao Harada (Cello), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola),
Peter Oundjian (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1873; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1986 
11.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Oundjian (Violin), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola),
Sadao Harada (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1986 
12.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frank Lloyd (French Horn), Ian Brown (Piano), Marcia Crayford (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1991 
Venue:  St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London 
13.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Elizabeth Layton (Violin), Marcia Crayford (Violin), Roger Chase (Viola),
Christopher Van Kampen (Cello), Ian Brown (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1991 
Venue:  St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London 
14.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
17.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Herre-Jan Stegenga (Cello), Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/28/2000 
Venue:  Deventer, Holland, Netherlands 
18.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Herre-Jan Stegenga (Cello), Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/28/2000 
Venue:  Deventer, Holland, Netherlands 
19.
Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roger Best (Viola), Moray Welsh (Cello), Howard Davis (Violin),
Peter Pople (Violin), Berian Evans (Viola), David Smith (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alberni String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  London, England 
20.
Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Moray Welsh (Cello), Howard Davis (Violin), Roger Best (Viola),
David Smith (Cello), Berian Evans (Viola), Peter Pople (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alberni String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  London, England 
21.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sharon Robinson (Cello), Jaime Laredo (Violin), Joseph Kalichstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854/1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
22.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sharon Robinson (Cello), Jaime Laredo (Violin), Joseph Kalichstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1985 
23.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sharon Robinson (Cello), Joseph Kalichstein (Piano), Jaime Laredo (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1882; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1985 
24.
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet), Wolfgang Boettcher (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1997 

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