Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto - allegro
Johannes Brahms 3:00
2 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: Allegro
Johannes Brahms 10:51
3 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: II: Andante sostenuto
Johannes Brahms 8:59
4 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: III: Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Johannes Brahms 4:49
5 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: IV: Adagio-piu andante-
Johannes Brahms 4:34
6 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68: Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - piu allegro
Johannes Brahms 12:27
7 Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (St. Anthony), op. 56a
Johannes Brahms 18:44
8 Tragic Overture, op. 81
Johannes Brahms 12:37
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: I: Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 15:15
2 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: II: Adagio non troppo-l'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
Johannes Brahms 9:57
3 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: III: Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)-presto ma non assai- tempo I
Johannes Brahms 5:10
4 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: IV: Allegro con spirito
Johannes Brahms 9:40
5 Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: I: Allegro con brio-un poco sostenuto
Johannes Brahms 13:50
6 Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90II: Andante
Johannes Brahms 9:18
7 Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90III: Poco allegretto
Johannes Brahms 6:38
8 Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90IV: Allegro- un poco sostenuto
Johannes Brahms 9:04
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98: I: Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 12:39
2 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98: II: Andante moderato
Johannes Brahms 12:13
3 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98: III: Allegro giocoso
Johannes Brahms 6:27
4 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98: IV: Allegro energico e passionato-piu allegro-
Johannes Brahms 10:28
5 Schicksalslied, op. 54: Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
Johannes Brahms 8:18
6 Schicksalslied, op. 54: Allegro
Johannes Brahms 5:17
7 Schicksalslied, op. 54: Adagio
Johannes Brahms 2:41
8 Academic Festival Overture, op. 80
Johannes Brahms 9:53
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15: I: Maestoso
Johannes Brahms 5 21:55
2 Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15: II: Adagio
Johannes Brahms 5 14:32
3 Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15: III: Rondo: Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 5 11:46
4 2 Gesänge, op. 91: 1. Gestillte sehnsucht- longing assuaged- nostalgie apaisee
Johannes Brahms 5 5:59
5 2 Gesänge, op. 91: 2. Geistliches wiegenlied- sacred cradle song- berceuse mystique
Johannes Brahms 5 5:18
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 83: I: Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 17:48
2 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 83: II: Allegro appassionato
Johannes Brahms 8:52
3 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 83: III: Andante piu adagio- tempo I
Johannes Brahms 12:29
4 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 83: IV: Allegretto grazioso- un poco piu presto
Johannes Brahms 9:27
5 5 Lieder, op. 105: 1. Wie melodien zieht es mir- like melodies flowing- comme des melodies cela passe
Johannes Brahms 2:18
6 5 Lieder, op. 105: 2. Immer leiser wird mein schlummer- ever softer grows my slumber- mon sommeil se fait toujours plus leger
Johannes Brahms 3:30
7 5 Lieder, op. 105: 3. Klage- lament-plainte
Johannes Brahms 1:53
8 5 Lieder, op. 105: 4. Auf dem kirchhofe- in the churchyard- au cimetiere
Johannes Brahms 2:42
9 5 Lieder, op. 105: 5. Verrat- betrayel- trahison
Johannes Brahms 3:04
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Violin Concerto no. 1 K. 216: I. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:30
2 Violin Concerto no. 1 K. 216: II. Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:19
3 Violin Concerto no. 1 K. 216: III. Rondeau: Allegro - allegretto - tempo I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:00
4 Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77: I: Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 21:15
5 Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77: II: Adagio
Johannes Brahms 8:54
6 Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77: III: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Johannes Brahms 7:39
CD 7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Double Concerto, op. 102: I: Allegro
Johannes Brahms 16:39
2 Double Concerto, op. 102: II: Andante
Johannes Brahms 7:46
3 Double Concerto, op. 102: III: Vivace non troppo
Johannes Brahms 8:34
4 Horn Trio, op. 40: I: Andante- poco piu animato
Johannes Brahms 7:13
5 Horn Trio, op. 40: II: Scherzo: Allegro- molto meno allegro
Johannes Brahms 6:50
6 Horn Trio, op. 40: III: Adagio mesto
Johannes Brahms 7:22
7 Horn Trio, op. 40: IV: Finale: Allegro con brio
Johannes Brahms 6:12

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Wien, Austria (1873-11-02) (track 7)
balance engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 8)
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1990-04-04) (track 7)
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 1–6)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (1855 – 1876) (tracks 1–6)
Johannes Brahms (1873) (track 7)
Johannes Brahms (1880) (track 8)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 8)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1990-04-04) (track 7)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 1–6)
editor:
Morris Miller (Editor) (track 8)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 8)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1990-04-04) (track 7)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 1–6)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–8)
premiered at:
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 8)
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 1–6)
part of:
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro (for piano four hands, Brahms) (tracks 1–2)
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 3)
Tragische Ouvertüre, op. 81 (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 8)
part of:
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68 (movement) (tracks 1–6)
partial recording of:
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 1–2)
parts:
recording of:
Tragische Ouvertüre, op. 81 (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 8)
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, op. 56a (orchestral version) (1990-04-04) (track 7)
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll, op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (track 3)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (tracks 5–8)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (1877) (tracks 1–4)
Johannes Brahms (1883) (tracks 5–8)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (tracks 5–8)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (tracks 5–8)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (tracks 5–8)
arrangements:
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: I. Allegro con brio (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 5)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: I. Allegro con brio (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 5)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: II. Andante (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 6)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: II. Andante (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 6)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: III. Poco allegretto (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 7)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: III. Un poco allegretto (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 7)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: IV. Allegro (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 8)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: IV. Allegro (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 8)
later versions:
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 1)
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 2)
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73: IV. Allegro con spirito (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 4)
part of:
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90 (movement) (tracks 5–8)
recording of:
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur, op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 1)
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur, op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 2)
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur, op. 73: IV. Allegro con spirito (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 4)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: I. Allegro con brio (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (track 5)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: II. Andante (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (track 6)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: III. Poco allegretto (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (track 7)
Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90: IV. Allegro (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-20) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

balance engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 5–7)
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1991-04-12) (track 8)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (tracks 5–6)
chorus master:
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (tracks 5–6)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (1868 – 1871) (tracks 5–7)
Johannes Brahms (1880) (track 8)
Johannes Brahms (1884 – 1885) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 5–7)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1991-04-12) (track 8)
editor:
Morris Miller (Editor) (tracks 1–4)
lyricist:
Friedrich Hölderlin (tracks 5–6)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 5–7)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1991-04-12) (track 8)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (tracks 1–4)
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (tracks 5–7)
part of:
arrangements:
Academic Festival Overture, op. 80 (Malcolm Sargent arrangement) (track 8)
Akademische Fest-Ouvertüre, op. 80 (for organ, Lemare) (track 8)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: I. Allegro non troppo (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 1)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: I. Allegro non troppo (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 1)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: II. Andante moderato (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 2)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: II. Andante moderato (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 2)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 3)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso (for two pianos, Brahms) (track 3)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: IV. Allegro energico e passionato (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Cans and Brahms (track 3)
later versions:
Akademische Fest-Ouvertüre, op. 80 (for piano four hands, Brahms) (track 8)
part of:
Schicksalslied, op. 54 (tracks 5–7)
recording of:
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: I. Allegro non troppo (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 1)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: II. Andante moderato (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 2)
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll, op. 98: III. Allegro giocoso (1989-06-13 – 1989-06-17) (track 3)
Schicksalslied, op. 54: I. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (track 5)
Schicksalslied, op. 54: II. Allegro (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (track 6)
Schicksalslied, op. 54: III. Adagio (1991-04-10 – 1991-04-12) (track 7)
Akademische Fest-Ouvertüre, op. 80 (1991-04-12) (track 8)

CD 4

viola:
今井信子 (tracks 4–5)
piano:
Stephen Kovacevich (classical pianist, aka Stephen Bishop) (tracks 4–5)
Stephen Kovacevich (classical pianist, aka Stephen Bishop) (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-21) (tracks 1–3)
balance engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-21) (tracks 1–3)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (tracks 4–5)
Johannes Brahms (1854 – 1859) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-21) (tracks 1–3)
contralto vocals:
Ann Murray (Irish mezzo-soprano) (tracks 4–5)
lyricist:
Franz Emanuel August Geibel (poet) (track 5)
Friedrich Rückert (German poet) (track 4)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-21) (tracks 1–3)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–3)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1991-12-19 – 1991-12-21) (tracks 1–3)
later versions:
part of:
2 Gesänge, op. 91 (tracks 4–5)
recording of:

CD 5

piano:
Stephen Kovacevich (classical pianist, aka Stephen Bishop) (tracks 5–9)
Stephen Kovacevich (classical pianist, aka Stephen Bishop) (1993-12-01 – 1993-12-04) (tracks 1–4)
balance engineer:
Simon Rhodes (1993-12-01 – 1993-12-04) (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (tracks 5–9)
Johannes Brahms (1878 – 1881) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1993-12-01 – 1993-12-04) (tracks 1–4)
lyricist:
Klaus Groth (track 5)
Carl von Lemcke (track 9)
Hermann von Lingg (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Ann Murray (Irish mezzo-soprano) (tracks 5–9)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1993-12-01 – 1993-12-04) (tracks 1–4)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–4)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1993-12-01 – 1993-12-04) (tracks 1–4)
arrangements:
5 Lieder, op. 105: Nr. 2. Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
5 Lieder, op. 105: Nr. 4. Auf dem Kirchhofe (unknown arr. for voice + orchestra) (track 8)
part of:
5 Lieder, op. 105 (tracks 5–9)
recording of:

CD 6

violin:
Frank Peter Zimmermann (1995-01-16) (tracks 1–3)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (tracks 4–6)
oboe:
Hansjörg Schellenberger (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (track 5)
balance engineer:
Michael Sheady (1995-01-16) (tracks 1–3)
Michael Sheady (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (tracks 4–6)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1775-04 – 1775-12) (tracks 1–3)
Johannes Brahms (1878) (tracks 4–6)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1995-01-16) (tracks 1–3)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (tracks 4–6)
editor:
Simon Kiln (tracks 1–3)
Bob Whitney (engineer) (tracks 4–6)
orchestra:
Berliner Philharmoniker (1995-01-16) (tracks 1–3)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (tracks 4–6)
producer:
Dr Michael Stille (tracks 1–6)
recorded at:
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1991-01-16) (tracks 1–3)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (tracks 4–6)
is the basis for:
live recording of:
Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur, op. 77: II. Adagio (1995-01-19 – 1995-01-21) (track 5)
part of:
recording of:

CD 7

violin:
Frank Peter Zimmermann (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
cello:
Heinrich Schiff (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
piano:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
horn:
Marie Luise Neunecker (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
balance engineer:
Michael Sheady (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
Peter Fuchs (engineer/mixer) (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
Hartwig Paulsen (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (1865) (tracks 4–7)
Johannes Brahms (1887) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
producer:
David Groves (classical music producer at EMI) (tracks 1–3)
Dr Michael Stille (tracks 4–7)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1996-04-17 – 1996-04-18) (tracks 1–3)
Bavaria Musikstudios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1996-07-03 – 1996-07-05) (tracks 4–7)
live recording of:
part of:
recording of:

Release

ASIN: US: B00006HM8Y [info]