After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
After the great success of his Beethoven cycle, Christian Thielemann now turns with his new orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, to the symphonic work of Johannes Brahms. Bonus features include: an extensive 52 minute interview with Christian Thielemann on Brahms' Symphonies and provides and in-depth look into his interpretation of Brahms.
Here is the most convincing presentation of Brahms' symphonies that I personally have ever experienced. There is no explaining a gift like Leonard Bernstein, a true legend and one of the truly great ones of the 20th century (and a great Brahms conductor!). I have followed his career and recordings both at the NY Philharmonic and at Vienna (other places too). His brilliance and incandescence are revelatory in these Brahms performances. His view of a thorough-going romantic Brahms expressing his passionate control of an inner rage in classical form is convincing. He and this great Vienna orchestra give a consistent statement of it. And, of course, Bernstein's introductory comments are without peer.
Pollini plays flawlessly, with the greatest finesse and sensitivity, very much in tune with each composer's personal style. His performances are exemplary in every respect. The video and audio are quite acceptable, given their 1970s vintage. Böhm and Abbado are at home in this repertoire, and the Wiener Philharmoniker in excellent form, notwithstanding a few strange noises coming from the horns.
The Violin Sonatas visualizes Anne-Sophie Mutter's successful 2010 Brahms album (with Lambert Orkis), her first Deutsche Grammophon recording of this essential repertoire.
While he explored every other avenue of musical composition -- including chamber music, concertos and symphonies -- Johannes Brahms never ventured into opera. Still, many critics hold him solely responsible for the revival of what they term "absolute" music. Part of a comprehensive series of films celebrating the most influential composers of all time, this educational program reviews the progression of his works and analyzes his creative genius.
This is Palmer's highly controversial portrait of Brahms - a film that exploded the familiar image of 'stodgy old bearded Brahms' - a man whose first musical experience had been playing an upright piano in the brothels of Hamburg where he had grown up, and who at the end of his life lived a bachelor in Vienna having his every need satisfied by the prostitutes of the city whom he always affectionately described as his ‘little singing girls'. It is a celebration - of Brahms' unabashed, life-enhancing, sexually explosive music. Warren Mitchell portrays the composer
This unique document from the 1978 Salzburg Festival has fortunately been released on DVD and is a magical interpretation, prodigiously realized with a sublime fusion of timbres, a cohesion and ultimately, a simplicity that are truly unequalled. Listen as this great conductor produces musical nuisances that are unique to his art and how he accompanies the soloists with understanding and rapport. I have no hesitation in claiming this is one of the great recordings of the century.
This recording commemorates the 50th anniversary of Joaquín Achúcarro's debut with the London Symphony Orchestra after winning the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic International Competition in 1959. Recorded at Jerwood Hall, St Luke's, London, with Britain's eminent conductor Colin Davis at the helm, Achúcarro delivers a consummate performance that brilliantly expresses his delicate and passionate style. Extra features include a substantial documentary about Achúcarro s career and performances of solo piano pieces by Brahms, Chopin, Scriabin and Albéniz filmed in the beautiful setting of the Prado museum
Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Digital Concert Hall, Berlin Live 06.18.2014 Charles Ives "The Unanswered Question" Richard Strauss "Metamorphosen" for 23 solo strings Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Daniel Barenboim Piano Part I, II & III, Intro, Intermission, Source..: HDTV 1080i [AVC video @ 24.6 Mbps] Container..: MKV Resolution.....: 1920 x 1080 progressiv Codec..........: h264 @ 10 Mbps [2-PASS] Format.profile.: High at Level 4.0 Audio..........: AC3 5.1 channels @ 448 kbps [untouched] Frame Rate.....: 25 fps Language.......: German Runtime........: 2:27:33
The historic Toscanini television concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast #3 was of a concert on November 13, 1948, at NBC Studio 8H, featuring Brahms's Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, A minor op102; Liebeslieder-Walzer op52; and the Hungarian Dance #1 in G minor. (Concerts #3 and #4 were released on "Vol. 2" in the DVD series.)
This 2002 concert features Gil Shaham with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, and Verdi.
Brilliant conductor Andre Previn leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a stirring performance of Brahms's "Symphony No. 4." As part of the recorded series Sounds Magnificent: The Story of the Symphony, Previn introduces the Brahms piece before offering historical background by discussing the composer's fascinating life. Other installments in the series include works by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
The historic Toscanini television concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast #6 was of a concert on November 3, 1951 from Carnegie Hall, featuring the Overture to Carl Maria von Weber's Euryanthe and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 in C minor op68. (Concerts #6 and #7 were released as "Vol. 4" in the DVD series.)
Irmina Trynkos (violin) Giorgi Latsabidze (piano) Live performance at Wigmore Hall, London UK on October 4th 2010. Produced by Red Piranha Films LLC, directed by Oscar Torres. Camera operators: Daniel Gonzalez, Ronan Sweeney. Although temperamentally quite different, both Irmina Trynkos and Giorgi Latsabidze enjoyed stellar careers as violin and pianos virtuosos, touring widely and thrilling audiences with their astonishing virtuosity and innate showmanship.These two extraordinary artists wholly individual, representing a synergistic combination from some of the most compelling personalities in classical music. They are alternatively fierce, despairing, and exultant. The two musicians are in perfect accord here and this recording brought great joy to this listener.