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BRAHMS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (arr. I. Biret for piano) / Paganini Variations / Hungarian Dances (Biret Archive Edition, Vols. 16, 17)

    

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BRAHMS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (arr. I. Biret for piano) / Paganini Variations / Hungarian Dances (Biret Archive Edition, Vols. 16, 17)

“As early as I can remember, I made piano transcriptions of the symphonic music I was listening to on records or on the radio. In those days I did not yet read notes and reproduced everything from memory. So, I had played the Beethoven Symphonies when I was a child and I knew them all almost by heart…” From Idil Biret’s MEMOIRES, Editions Buchet-Chastel – France 2006
“Brahms’ Paganini Variations are not only of fiendish technical difficulty, but also offer considerable interpretative challenge. Idil Biret met both these demands with an almost hypnotic effect – the whole audience seemed to be breathlessly following every bar she played. It is a long time since we heard a pianist of such stunning virtuosity and sensitivity.” W. Hoffmann, CANBERRA TIMES – Australia 1980
“The Hungarian Dances are extremely demanding in their two-hand form… Biret’s performances are both convincing and attractive…” Christopher Headington, GRAMOPHONE – UK 1994



Disc 1

Brahms, Johannes
Biret, Idil, arranger(s)

  Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (arr. I. Biret for piano)
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:15:26
2.   II. Andante 00:11:36
3.   III. Poco allegretto 00:07:28
4.   IV. Allegro 00:11:25

Brahms, Johannes

  10 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (excerpts)
5.   No. 1 in G Minor 00:03:12
6.   No. 2 in D Minor 00:03:50
7.   No. 3 in F Major 00:02:45
8.   No. 4 in F - Sharp Minor 00:05:42
9.   No. 6 in D - Flat Major 00:03:50
10.   No. 7 in F Major 00:02:17


Disc 2

Brahms, Johannes
Biret, Idil, arranger(s)

  Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 (arr. I. Biret for piano)
1.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:13:58
2.   II. Andante moderato 00:13:20
3.   III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto 00:06:29
4.   IV. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro 00:10:53

Brahms, Johannes

  28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
5.   Book 1 00:11:03
6.   Book 2 00:09:25
  8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76 (excerpts)
7.   No. 1. Capriccio in F - Sharp Minor 00:03:21
8.   No. 5. Capriccio in C - Sharp Minor 00:03:04

Total Playing Time: 02:19:04






Composer(s):
Brahms, Johannes

Arranger(s):
Biret, Idil

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571303-04

Barcode: 747313130375

Physical Release: 10/2014

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