BRAHMS: Piano Sonata; Intermezzi; Capriccio; Ballade; Klavierstücke; Waltz – Nelson Freire, piano – Decca
Nelson Freire plays BRAHMS = Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5; Intermezzo in A-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 3; Intermezzo in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4; Capriccio in d minor, Op. 116, No. 1; Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116, No. 4; Intermezzo in b-flat minor, Op. 117, No. 2; Intermezzo […]
Pianist Minh and a rich hour of Glinka’s piano music, revealing a lyricist fond of variation form. GLINKA: Variations in e on Alyabyev’s Romance “The Nightingale”; Nocturne in E-flat Major; Variations in a on the Russian song “Down in the Deep Valley”; Nocturne in f, “Le Separation”; A Greeting to My Homeland – Suite; Variations […]
“Pandora’s Last Gift” = CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT: Wind Quartet; Spring’s Garden; Orfordness; Capriccio; Spirit of the Dance; The Long Wait (Elegy); In Celebration; Helter Skelter; Concertino – Soloists – Metier
An interesting composer, in great performances and sonics.
SCHULHOFF: Concertos [TrackList follows] – Deutsches Symphonie-Orch. Berlin/ Roland Kluttig – Capriccio
It looks like the time for this Dadaist/revolutionary/ jazz enthusiast composer has finally arrived.
BRAHMS: Late Piano Works = Three Intermezzi; Four Intermezzi; Capriccio in F-sharp Minor; Capriccio in B Minor; Five Pieces; Intermezzo in B Minor – Gena Raps, p. – Musical Friends NY
A highly personal and consistently compelling selected survey of late Brahms, music Clara Schumann claimed to be rife with “bittersweet discord.”
BRAHMS: Complete Piano Music Vol. 4 = Zwei Rhapsodien; Klavierstücke; Scherzo; Walzer – Hardy Rittner, p. – MD&G
Is this how Brahms heard his own works in performance? Very possibly. The experience will challenge the ear attuned to the modern piano.
STRAVINSKY Performs STRAVINSKY = Petrushka Suite; The Firebird Suite; Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra – Igor Stravinsky, piano and cond./Walther Straram Concerts Orch. – Dutton
The composer conducts and performs at the keyboard in classic inscriptions of his music from London and Paris.
BRAHMS: 7 Fantasien; 3 Intermezzi; 2 Rhapsodies; Variations and Fugue on Theme of Handel – Peter Katin, p. – Divine Art
Katin recorded these Brahms solo piano works in Norway in 1990.
KURT WEILL: The Threepenny Opera – Historic Original Recordings 1928-1944 – Lenya, Weill, Otto Klemperer, many others – Capriccio (2 CDs)
A must-have set for any Brecht/Weill fan.
BRAHMS: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116; 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117; Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56b – Christopher Atzinger, piano/Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano – MSR Classics
Strong, assertive late Brahms mixed with his innate classicism and poetic reticence in a rewarding recital from Christopher Atzinger.