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Composer: Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

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StockholmPablo Heras-Casado conducts Brahms Symphony no. 2

© Dario Acosta
Brahms: Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Pablo Heras-Casado

BergenBrahms' Symphony no. 4

© Benjamin Ealovega
Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner

MunichMariss Jansons and Sarah Wegener

Mariss Jansons and Sarah Wegener
Strauss R., Brahms
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Mariss Jansons; Sarah Wegener; Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir

BergenYoung Artists' Concert 2018: Alva Holm

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Lars-Thomas Holm; Alva Holm

New York CityBrahms: Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Viola, Op. 40

Brahms: Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Viola, Op. 40
Brahms: Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Viola, Op.40
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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Belgrade boys star in an unusual Carl Stamitz concerto

Nenad Janković and Ognjen Popović play Stamitz © Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
The Belgrade Philharmonic gave Ana Sokolovic's Concerto for Orchestra a fine performance; two soloists from the orchestra entertained in a Stamitz concerto, and a gripping Brahms First Symphony concluded a splendid concert.
****1
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Brahms' German Requiem proves to be timeless as ever in new edition

Kent Tritle conducting the Oratorio Society of New York © Tim Dwight
The revisions were minor, but the Requiem remained a fitting work for a modern metropolis: reverent, mysterious, a little bit distant but a powerful prayer for peace.
*****
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First and Second Viennese School side by side in the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert | NDR
Frank Peter Zimmermann dazzles in an angelic tribute, while Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester emphasise clarity at the expense of warmth.
***11
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Isadora Now: a precious triple bill from the Viviana Durante Company

Begoña Cao in Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan © David Scheinmann
A robust testimony to the powerful legacy of Isadora Duncan in Isadora Now at the Barbican.
****1
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Joshua Bell and the ASMFs at the top of their game in Boston

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields © Robert Torres
Bell didn’t try to impress with speed nor call attention to his virtuosity; expression and color were paramount with notes sounding clearly.
*****
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List of works
16 Variations on a theme by Schumann, Op.92 Lieder: Goldne Brücken2 Lieder: Postillons Morgenlied4 Ballades for Piano, Op.104 Klavierstücke (Four Pieces for Piano), Op.1196 Pieces for piano: Intermezzo in A major, Op.118 no.2Abenddämmerung - Twilight, Op.49 no.5Academic Festival Overture for large orchestra, Op.80Alto Rhapsody for Alto, Male Chorus and Orchestra, Op.53Am Strande - On the Beach , Op.66 no.3Ballade for piano in B major, Op.10 no.4Ballade for piano in D minor "Edward", Op.10: no.1Capriccio in B minor, Op.76 no.2Capriccio in D minor, Op.116 no.7Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor for Cello and Piano, Op.38Cello Sonata no. 2 in F major, Op.99Choral Prelude and Fugue in A minor for organ, on "O Traurigkeit, o Herzlied"Choral Prelude for Organ, Op.posth.122 no.3Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114Clarinet sonata no.1 in F minor, Op.120 no.1Clarinet sonata no.2 in E flat major, Op.120 no.2Die Boten der Liebe - The Messengers of Love , Op.61 no.4Die Meere - The Sea , Op.20 no.3Double Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.102Drei Geistliche Chöre - Three Spiritual Choruses for Women's Chorus a cappella , Op.37Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45Es schauen die Blumen (Flowers Look), Op.96 no.3Feldeinsamkeit - The Loneliness of the Field , Op.86 no.2Fest- und Gedenksprüche (Festive and Commemorative Pieces), Op.109Four Songs for Female Chorus, Two Horns and Harp, Op.17Geistliches Wiegenlied - Spiritual Lullaby , Op.91 no.2Gesang der Parzen - Song of the Fates for Six Voice Chorus and Orchestra, Op.89Gestillte Sehnsucht - Satisfied Longing , Op.91 no.1How lovely are thy dwellingsHungarian Dance no. 1 in G minorHungarian Dance no. 14 in D minorHungarian Dance no. 2 in D minorHungarian Dance no. 4 in F minorHungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minorHungarian Dance no. 6 in D majorHungarian Dances, arranged for orchestraHungarian Dances, for piano, WoO 1Hungarian Dances: selectionHungarian dance no. 11 in D minorIch schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal- I Blow My Horn to Sorrow's Vale , Op.41 no.1Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op.117 no.2Intermezzo in B minor, Op.119 no.1Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 no.1Klavierstücke Op.76Kyrie in G minor for Four voices and Basso continuo ,Lerchengesang - Song of the Larks , Op.70 no.2Liebestreu - Fidelity in Love , Op.3 no.1Lieder: selectionMinnelied - Minnesong , Op.71 no.5Missa Canonica in C Major for Four- to Six-part mixed Chorus a cappella ,Nachtigall (Nightingale), Op.97 no.1Nachtigallen schwingen lustig, Op.6 no.6Nänie for Chorus and Orchestra (Harp ad libitum), Op.82O kühler Wald - Oh Cool Forest , Op.72 no.3Phänomen (Phenomenon) , Op.61 no.3Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, Op.25Piano Quartet no. 1, arranged for orchestra by SchoenbergPiano Quartet no. 2 in A major, Op.26Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, Op.60Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, Op.5Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, Op.8Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, Op.101Prelude and Fugue in G minor for OrganRhapsody in B minor, Op.79 no.1Rhapsody in E flat major, Op.119 no.4Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79 no.2Salamander - Salamander , Op.107 no.2Sapphische Ode - Sapphic Ode , Op.94 no.4Scherzo in E flat minor for Piano, Op.4Schicksalslied: Song of Destiny for Chorus and Orchestra, Op.54Serenade no. 1 in D major, Op.11Seven Fantasies for Piano, Op.116Six Piano Pieces, Op.118Sonata in F Minor, Op 5String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 no.2String Quartet in C minor, Op.51 no.1String Quartet no. 3 in B flat major, Op.67String Quintet no. 1 in F major, Op.88String Quintet no. 2 in G major, Op.111String Sextet no. 1 in B flat major, Op.18String Sextet no. 2 in G major, Op.36Study no.5 after Bach's ChaconneSymphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98Three Motets for Four and Eight-part Chorus a cappella , Op.110Tragische Ouverture - Tragic Overture for Orchestra, Op.81Trio in E flat major for Horn (or Cello or Viola), Violin and Piano, Op.40Two Rhapsodies for Piano, Op.79Two Songs for Alto Voice, Viola and Piano , Op.91Variations for Piano Four Hands on a Theme by Schumann, Op.23Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56aVariations on a Theme by Paganini, Op.35Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Op.121Viola Sonata in E flat major, Op.120 no.2Viola Sonata in F minor, Op.120 no.1Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major, Op.78Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.100Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor, Op.108Waltzes for Piano, Op.39Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen, Op.74 no.1Wie Melodien zieht es mir - As If Melodies Were Moving , Op.105 no.1Wiegenlied - Lullaby , Op.49 no.4Über die Heide - Over the Heath , Op.86 no.4