Brahms: Complete Chamber Music

Brahms: Complete Chamber Music
Composer Johannes Brahms
Artist Various artists
Format 12 CD
Cat. number 94381
EAN code 5028421943817
Release July 2013

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This extensive collection comprises the complete chamber works of Johannes Brahms. These works are often considered to be the finest offering of chamber music since that of Ludwig van Beethoven; a selection which perfectly captures the musical and creative personality of its composer. Many perceived Brahms as a true champion of the Classical tradition, although his works also show the influence of Franz Schubert, Brahms’s most revered mentor. Thus Brahms’s innovative tonality and expansive structures heralded an entirely new era of chamber music. The works showcase the evolution of Brahms’s treatment of theme; sometimes combining several melodies at once, developing a theme as it was being presented or else presenting a theme again in recapitulation, but changing the mood or character, to evoke a totally different feel. The composer wrote for an abundance of chamber-music ensembles, bestowing the Piano Quartets Opp. 24 & 25 with qualities that are associated with much larger-scale works.

Among the many illustrious performers on this recording are the Brandis Quartett, Tokyo Quartet and The Nash Ensemble, alongside a host of other stellar instrumentalists.

Other information:
- Brahms’ chamber music represents the core of his entire output. Listening to these undisputed masterworks one gets the impression this genius symphonist reserved his best inspirations for these sonatas, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets: what glorious melodies, what glowing harmonies and what instrumental mastery enchants and captures the listener!
- A uniform high artistic level (Tokyo Quartet, Nash Ensemble, Brandis Quartett, Isabelle Faust, György Pauk, Karl Leister and others) makes this set a highly desirable bargain!
- Liner notes on each work included in the booklet.

Track list

Disk

Disk 1

  1. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
  2. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78: II. Adagio – Più andante – Adagio
  3. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78: III. Allegro molto moderato
  4. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: I. Allegro amabile
  5. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: II. Andante tranquillo – Vivace
  6. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: III. Allegretto grazioso
  7. Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: I. Allegro
  8. Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: II. Adagio
  9. Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  10. Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato

Disk 2

  1. Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38: II. Allegretto quasi menuetto
  3. Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38: III. Allegro
  4. Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: I. Allegro vivace
  5. Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affettuoso
  6. Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: III. Allegro passionato
  7. Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: IV. Allegro molto

Disk 3

  1. Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro appassionato
  2. Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: II. Andante un poco adagio
  3. Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegretto grazioso
  4. Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: IV. Vivace
  5. Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 120: I. Allegro amabile
  6. Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 120: II. Allegro appassionato
  7. Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 120: III. Andante con moto – Allegro

Disk 4

  1. Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8: I. Allegro
  2. Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  3. Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8: III. Adagio
  4. Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8: IV. Allegro
  5. Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: I. Allegro energico
  6. Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: II. Presto non assai
  7. Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: III. Andante grazioso
  8. Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: IV. Allegro molto

Disk 5

  1. Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: I. Allegro
  2. Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: II. Andante con moto
  3. Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: III. Scherzo: Presto
  4. Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: IV. Finale. Allegro
  5. Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40: I. Andante – Poco più animato
  6. Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40: II. Scherzo & Trio. Allegro
  7. Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40: III. Adagio mesto
  8. Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40: IV. Allegro con brio

Disk 6

  1. Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: I. Allergo
  2. Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: II. Adagio
  3. Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: III. Andante grazioso
  4. Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: IV. Allegro
  5. Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: I. Allegro
  6. Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: II. Adagio – Più lento
  7. Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino – Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
  8. Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: IV. Con moto

Disk 7

  1. String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51: I. Allegro
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51: II. Romanze. Poco adagio
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51: III. Allegro molto moderato e comodo
  4. String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51: IV. Allegro
  5. String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51: I. Allegro non troppo
  6. String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51: II. Andante moderato
  7. String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51: III. Quasi minuetto
  8. String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51: IV. Allegro non assai

Disk 8

  1. String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67: I. Vivace
  2. String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67: II. Andante
  3. String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67: III. Agitato – Allegretto non troppo
  4. String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67: IV. Poco allegretto con variazioni
  5. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: I. Allegro
  6. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: II. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo
  7. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: III. Andante con moto
  8. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: IV. Rondo alla Zingarese

Disk 9

  1. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: II. Poco adagio
  3. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: III. Scherzo. Poco allegro
  4. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: IV. Finale. Allegro

Disk 10

  1. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60: II. Scherzo. Allegro
  3. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60: III. Andante
  4. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60: IV. Finale. Allegro comodo
  5. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro non troppo
  6. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: II. Andante, un poco adagio
  7. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: III. Scherzo & Trio. Allegro
  8. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: IV. Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo

Disk 11

  1. String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88: I. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
  2. String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88: II. Grave ed appassionato – Allegretto vivace – Tempo I – Presto – Tempo I
  3. String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88: III. Allegro energico
  4. String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111: I. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
  5. String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111: II. Adagio
  6. String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111: III. Un poco allegretto
  7. String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111: IV. Vivace ma non troppo presto

Disk 12

  1. String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: II. Andante, ma moderato
  3. String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  4. String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: IV. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso
  5. String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36: I. Allegro non troppo
  6. String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36: II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo, presto giocoso
  7. String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36: III. Poco adagio
  8. String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36: IV. Poco allegro