Brahms Op. 34

Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1 (2017)

Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 71:34 min | 304 MB
Label: Cedille - CDR 90000 170 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Chamber Music

The internationally celebrated, Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet joins forces with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio for Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, a pillar of German Romanticism that opens with one of the most recognizable melodies in classical music. Pressler, a consummate chamber artist, performs the virtuosic piano part with a clarity and transparency that makes the piano seem like a fellow member of the string ensemble.
Brodsky Quartet, Natacha Kudritskaya - Brahms: String Quartet, Op.51 No.1, Piano Quintet, Op.34 (2016)

Brodsky Quartet, Natacha Kudritskaya - Brahms: String Quartet, Op.51 No.1, Piano Quintet, Op.34 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:30 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10892

The Brodsky Quartet presents this second volume in its exploration of Brahms’s complete string quartets. The first, which also featured the Clarinet Quintet with Michael Collins, received numerous enthusiastic reviews, The Guardian praising the players for their ‘immaculate’ performance. The String Quartet, Op. 51 No. 1, featured here, was written alongside its contrasting companion, Op. 51 No. 2. Both were finally published in 1873 after having been held back for years by a typically self-doubting Brahms, until he had brought them to his own high standards of perfection.
Lucia Huang, Duo d'Accord - Brahms: Sonata for 2 Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34bis & Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (2017)

Lucia Huang, Duo d'Accord - Brahms: Sonata for 2 Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34bis & Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:23:37 | 191 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Release Year: 2017

For this release, OehmsClassics was able to convince the House of Hessen to engage in a small cooperation because the works heard on this album were personally dedicated to Princess Anna von Hessen. Rainer von Hessen has written the following in his preface to this production: To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that both chamber works Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms have been united on the same album: his only Piano Quintet and the Sonata for Two Pianos.
Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1 (2017)

Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:33 | 164 MB
Label: Cedille | Release Year: 2017

The internationally celebrated, Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet joins forces with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio for Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, a pillar of German Romanticism that opens with one of the most recognizable melodies in classical music. Pressler, a consummate chamber artist, performs the virtuosic piano part with a clarity and transparency that makes the piano seem like a fellow member of the string ensemble.
Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34  (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:45 min | 864 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 1980/2016

"Maurizio Pollini and the Quartetto Italiano in Brahms sounds like a dream ticket … and so it proves to be … the legendary luminosity of sound is still there, as is the beautiful precision, perfectly complemented by Pollini's clarity and control of touch." - Gramophone
Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:30 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

With his "mature sound, seemingly full of wisdom" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), his sensible, delicately balanced touch, and his interpretive maturity, Michail Lifits casts a spell over audience and press alike.
Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (2017)

Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 72:30 min | 169 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

With his "mature sound, seemingly full of wisdom" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), his sensible, delicately balanced touch, and his interpretive maturity, Michail Lifits casts a spell over audience and press alike.
Andrei Korobeinikov - Chostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 02, 24 Préludes Op. 34 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Andrei Korobeinikov - Chostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 02, 24 Préludes Op. 34 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:53 minutes | 625 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album illustrates two contrasting periods in Chostakovich's life: the 24 Preludes and Piano Concerto no.1 were written in a climate of total artistic freedom, while the tender, joyful Conterto no.2.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)

Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 0777 7 59318 2 2 | Time: 01:06:52

Joseph Suk's Ripening is one of the most amazing of all post-Romantic orchestral works. It is immensely complex in its structure: a celestial introduction is followed by a cogent progress of scherzos and slow movements, of funeral marches and fugues, all concluded by a serene coda. Yet the work is immediately comprehensible as a musical drama, made clear through the coherence of the thematic and harmonic material. Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform like modern-day deities. They fall short of the heights of Talich and the Czech Philharmonic, but Talich gave the work its premiere. Nonetheless, Pesek gives Ripening his very considerable all: his concentration holds the gigantic structure together as a single arch. Plus, his players articulate every instrumental detail, right down to the beatific wordless women's choir at the work's close. Highly recommended.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade, Op.35/Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 - Jansons / London Philharmonic

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