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Life and Works: BRAHMS (Siepmann)

Life and Works
Brahms

Author and Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann
Jasper Britton as Brahms
Other roles taken by Karen Archer, Elaine Claxton, Ruth Sillers, Neville Jason, Nicholas Boulton, Steve Hodson and David Timson
4 CDs
136-page booklet
Naxos 8.558071-74
ISBN: 1-84379-057-2

Brahms is one of the best-loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful. Though humble, he was consumed by a sense of destiny, and his inner life, coloured by his adoration and fear of women, found expression in some of the greatest music ever written.

Listening to this audio-biography is leaping inside the life and times of a great German Romantic, understanding the man who was haunted by the ghost of Beethoven for years and was forty-three before he wrote his First Symphony. Accompanied by a richly detailed booklet, this 4 CD-set is a sympathetic, absorbing account of a fascinating composer.


Disc 1

Brahms, Johannes

  Life and Works of Brahms
1.   Play with flash player Destiny, Birth, and Childhood 00:08:42
2.   Play with flash player From Brothel to Beethoven 00:05:00
3.   Play with flash player Hungarian Dance No. 1 00:03:06
4.   Play with flash player A Life - changing Tour 00:01:11
5.   Play with flash player The Meeting with Joachim 00:01:43
6.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5(Scherzo) 00:04:32
7.   Play with flash player Joachim Weighs In 00:04:42
8.   Play with flash player Enter the Schumanns 00:02:32
9.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5(first movement) 00:07:07
10.   Play with flash player Prophecy and Tragedy: a Double Yoke 00:07:16
11.   Play with flash player Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87(Scherzo) 00:03:22
12.   Play with flash player Brahms and Clara 00:10:14
13.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, Op. 1(Finale) 00:07:18
14.   Play with flash player A Triangular Bond 00:04:45
15.   Play with flash player The Death of Schumann - and a Fateful Decision 00:04:19


Disc 2

Brahms, Johannes

  Life and Works of Brahms
1.   Play with flash player The Young Messiah 00:08:30
2.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15(opening) 00:03:54
3.   Play with flash player The Virtuoso Takes Flight 00:03:49
4.   Play with flash player Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 00:02:12
5.   Play with flash player Detmold and Distraction 00:03:52
6.   Play with flash player Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11 00:02:40
7.   Play with flash player Birth of the D Minor Concerto 00:02:49
8.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15(Finale) 00:02:30
9.   Play with flash player The Taste of Failure - and of New Love 00:04:05
10.   Play with flash player String Sextet in B flat, Op. 18 (Andante) 00:01:39
11.   Play with flash player Love, Folly, and a New Calling 00:08:31
12.   Play with flash player Motet 'Ich aber bin elend', Op. 110 No. 1 00:02:48
13.   Play with flash player Brahms and Wagner 00:02:26
14.   Play with flash player Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 (Fugue) 00:05:28
15.   Play with flash player Frustrated Hopes and a Mother's Death 00:12:20
16.   Play with flash player Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40 (Finale) 00:06:10


Disc 3

Brahms, Johannes

  Life and Works of Brahms
1.   Play with flash player The Road to the Requiem 00:03:29
2.   Play with flash player A German Requiem ('Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras') 00:05:42
3.   Play with flash player The Wanderer 00:04:34
4.   Play with flash player Waltz in E, Op. 39 No. 2 00:01:22
5.   Play with flash player The Consummate Performer 00:09:49
6.   Play with flash player Five Studies for Piano (No. 3: Presto in G Minor, after Bach) 00:01:57
7.   Play with flash player Paradox Personified: the Tender Savage 00:08:18
8.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83 (Andante) 00:08:39
9.   Play with flash player A Demanding Friend 00:06:33
10.   Play with flash player Variations on a Theme by Haydn (or Variations on the St Antony Chorale), Op. 56a 00:03:41
11.   Play with flash player The Eternal Child 00:04:19
12.   Play with flash player The Ghost Exorcised 00:03:54
13.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Finale) 00:12:22


Disc 4

Brahms, Johannes

  Life and Works of Brahms
1.   Play with flash player A Watershed in Brahm's Career 00:00:42
2.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 (third movement) 00:05:17
3.   Play with flash player The External Brahms 00:05:01
4.   Play with flash player A Free Man at Last 00:03:05
5.   Play with flash player Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (slow movement) 00:11:57
6.   Play with flash player The Composer at Work 00:05:49
7.   Play with flash player Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 00:03:31
8.   Play with flash player Celebrity and Scholar 00:05:06
9.   Play with flash player Motet 'Wenn ein starker Gewappneter', Op. 109, No. 2 00:02:41
10.   Play with flash player Love, Loss, and Reconciliation 00:02:40
11.   Play with flash player Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (slow movement) 00:02:52
12.   Play with flash player The Greatest Living Composer - but a Difficult Friend 00:03:02
13.   Play with flash player The Philanthropist 00:02:45
14.   Play with flash player Decline and Death 00:11:13
15.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83 (Finale) 00:09:07

Total Playing Time: 04:58:59






Composer(s):
Brahms, Johannes

Reader(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Music Biographies

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558071-74

Barcode: 0636943807125

Release Date: 09/2002

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