Brahms Choral and Songs IBS132023

Brahms: Orchestral & Vocal Works (IBS Classical)

Fine Brahms choral music from an unexpected source [WH]

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Schumann & Brahms: Chamber Music (Naxos Historical)

(Déjà Review) A real feeling here of spontaneity and depth of expression [TH]

Brahms Sextets Menuhin Gendron Aronowitz EMI CDE5749572

Brahms: Sextets No 1 & No 2 (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) The quite wonderful playing of No 1, in particular, makes this an essential disc [CH]

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Joseph Szigeti (violin) Bach, Brahms & Vaughan Williams (Biddulph)

Humble pie time for a reviewer [JW]

Elly Ney (piano): Brahms & Schubert (APR)

There is some beautiful playing in these wartime recordings [RCh]

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Brahms: Piano Concertos (Linn)

Trpčeski delivers interesting if flawed performances of these two warhorse concertos [RC]

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Naxos)

Alsop’s Brahms series has gotten off to an excellent start [PCW]

Korngold, Coll & Brahms: Piano Trios (Rubicon)

Trio Isimsiz leave a positive impression [LW]

Brahms: Piano Concerti (Linn)

A treat: the Brahms piano concertos given lavish and loving musical treatment [ST]

Hungarian Dances and the Hungarian Tradition (Naxos)

A delight – puts a smile on your face and a sense of joy and beauty in your heart [MMB]

Songs Sampson BIS2673

Carolyn Sampson (soprano) but I like to sing… (BIS)

A delight from start to finish – Carolyn Sampson is on effervescent form [JQ]

In Memoriam Lars Vogt Tetzlaffs Ondine ODE14232

In Memoriam Lars Vogt: Brahms, Viotti & Dvořák (Ondine)

The Tetzlaffs’ tribute to the late Lars Vogt leaves a mixed impression [LW]

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Toscanini: The 1948 Brahms Cycle Vol. 1 (Pristine Audio)

Toscanini at his best in these great live concert recordings from 1948, lovingly remastered [GPJ]

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For Clara: Robert Schumann & Brahms (Deutsche Grammophon)

A thoughtfully conceived and excellently executed programme [JQ]

Advent Carols from St. John’s (Nimbus)

(Déjà Review) Evocative and beautifully sung [CT]

Brahms Hungarian Dances Naxos 8.574424-25

Brahms: Hungarian Dances (Naxos)

A brilliant idea, well executed [SB]

Brahms: Die schöne Magelone (Genuin)

The best case for Brahms’s song cycle [DF]

Arne Skjold Rasmussen pianist Danacord DACOCD 966-7

The Forgotten Danish Pianist Arne Skjold Rasmussen (Danacord)

Forgotten but Restored: the art of a fluent, fleet but nervous Danish pianist and Nielsen specialist [JW]

Brahms: Double Concerto; Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 22; Dvořák: Silent Woods (Ondine)

A touching tribute by elite musicians to a friend and colleague [DMD]

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Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Complete Acoustic & Selected Electric Recordings (APR)

A wonderful completion of APR’s series exploring Backhaus’ exciting early recording career [RCh]

Roger Norrington (conductor) Sacred Music (SWR Classic)

Choral masterpieces of the 19th century, in stirring performances [RWe]

Louis Kaufman sonatas Biddulph

Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

A generously well-filled disc featuring an outstanding fiddle player [SG]

Karajan Lucerne Early Years Audite 21464

Karajan – The Early Lucerne Years (Audite)

Karajan in Lucerne in largely unreleased performances [JW]

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Brahms: Lieder Vol. 6 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) An altogether splendid offering from artists who know and love this music [TB]