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James Levine Conducts Brahms - Symphonies 1-4; Piano Concerto no 1; German Requiem / Kathleen Battle; Hakan Hagengard [4 CDs]

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Juchhe! ("Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön"), song for voice & piano, Op. 6/4
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 107
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63
>Brahms, Johannes : Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 70
>Brahms, Johannes : Nachtwandler, Op. 86/3
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.


Works:

Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876; Austria

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; Austria

Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Austria

Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885; Austria

Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858; Germany

Songs (6), Op. 6: no 4, Juchhe by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Kathleen Battle (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852; Austria

Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms

Performer: James Levine (Piano), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868; Austria

Songs (5), Op. 107: no 3, Das Mädchen spricht by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Kathleen Battle (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria

Songs (9), Op. 63: no 8, Heimweh no 2 "O wüsst' ich doch den Weg zurück" by Johannes Brahms

Performer: James Levine (Piano), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Songs (9), Op. 63: no 5, Junge Lieder I "Meine Liebe ist grün" by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Kathleen Battle (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Austria

Songs (4), Op. 43: no 1, Von ewiger Liebe by Johannes Brahms

Performer: James Levine (Piano), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864; Austria

Songs (4), Op. 96: no 2, Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Kathleen Battle (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884; Austria

Songs (6), Op. 86: no 3, Nachtwandler by Johannes Brahms

Performer: James Levine (Piano), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1877-79; Austria

German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1868; Austria

Customer Revew
Everything here is propelled by Levine's enormous energy and innate musical gifts. The music is played on the grandest scale, which is how I hear the Brahms symphonies in my head.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/05/1983); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/05/1983); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/05/1983); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/05/1983/07/06/1983); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/05/1983/07/06/1983); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/05/1983/07/06/1983); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/12/1976); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/12/1976); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/12/1976); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/12/1976/07/13/1976); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/12/1976/07/13/1976); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/12/1976/07/13/1976); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/13/1976); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/13/1976); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/13/1976); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/23/1975); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/23/1975); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (07/23/1975); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (10/11/1983); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (10/11/1983); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (10/11/1983); Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (11/21/1983); Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (11/21/1983); RCA Studio A, New York City, USA (11/21/1983).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 42 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (07/12/1976/07/13/1976)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 38 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 38 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 50 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Brahms, Johannes : Juchhe! ("Wie ist doch die Erde so schön, so schön"), song for voice & piano, Op. 6/4
  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852-1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Håkan Hagegård
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 107 :: Das Mädchen spricht, Op. 107/3
  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63 :: Heimweh II, Op. 63/8
  • Performer: Håkan Hagegård
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Brahms, Johannes : Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46
  • Performer: Håkan Hagegård
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1864

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 70
  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884

>Brahms, Johannes : Nachtwandler, Op. 86/3
  • Performer: Håkan Hagegård
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
  • Performers: Håkan Hagegård; Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL (07/05/1983/07/06/1983)
  • Running Time: 69 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868