Brahms favorite genre for solo piano are rendered in this new release by Garrick Ohlsson.
BRAHMS: Theme and Variations, Op. 18b; Ballades, Op. 10; 7 Fantaises, Op. 116 – Denis Kozhukhin, piano – Pentatone
A distinguished set of Brahms works by Denis Kozhukhin affords us passion and poetry, at once. BRAHMS: Ballades & Fantasies = Theme and Variations, Op. 18b; Ballades, Op. 10; 7 Fantaises, Op. 116 – Denis Kozhukhin, piano – Pentatone SACD PTC 5186 568, 57:01 (3/31/17) ****: Denis Kozhukhin (b. 1986) proves himself a passionate devotee […]
“Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares” = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, MEDTNER, SHOSTAKOVICH, PROKOFIEV, LIGETI – Ana Gogova, p. – Blue Griffin
Ani Gogova’s recital displays her mastery over many styles, essentially Romantic, here in dark colors.
Fantasies = SCHUMANN: Fantasie in C Major; BRUCKNER: Fantasie in G Major; ZEMLINSKY: Fantasien ueber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel; BRAHMS: Fantasien – Stanislav Khristenko, p. – Steinway & Sons
This “Fantasies” collection confirms Khristenko’s status as a firebrand Romantic pianist of the first order.
“Fantasies & Impromptus” – Music of PIERNE; SPOHR; SAINT-SAENS; FAURE; VERDALLE; SNOER; ROUSSEL & GLIERE – Lavina Meijer, harp – Channel Cl.
This includes the world premiere recordings of two totally forgotten composers for the harp – Snoer and Verdalle.
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.