Budapest String Quartet plays Brahms

Release Date: 12/4/2020
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 19439789332
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Number of Discs: 4

Physical Format:

CD
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$22.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Budapest String Quartet was American Columbia’s premier quartet in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1963 the foursome revisited the three Brahms quartets, which they had recorded triumphantly in the 78 era. “Imperious, vibrantly expressive yet finely classical way,” was High Fidelity’s assessment of the Budapest Quartet’s way with Brahms, calling the stereo versions of the quartets “a heart-warming release in every respect”. In this new reissue, these are coupled on two albums with the benchmark Budapest recording of the Piano Quintet with Rudolf Serkin (“One of those remarkable moments when top-flight artists are at a peak of inspiration. This is a noble rendition – monumental in scope, intellectually conceived, charged with scorching emotional intensity. It is Brahms-playing in the greatest tradition” – High Fidelity).

Works on This Recording
1. Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865-1873 ; Austria
2. Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 51 no 2 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865-1873 ; Austria
3. Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Austria
4. Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Walter Trampler (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Austria
5. Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Walter Trampler (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Austria
6. Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Walter Trampler (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Austria
7. Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1864 ; Austria
8. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: David Oppenheim (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Austria
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