Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

Brahms: Symphonies, Overtures, Haydn Variations, Piano Concertos

CD (Number of discs: 5)
19 Aug 2016

Barcode: 0190295975104

Composer: Brahms, Haydn
Other participants: Rudolf Buchbinder, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

“Simply to play Brahms one more time is not enough for me,” said Nikolaus Harnoncourt of these recordings, made in the late 1990s with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. His research, which included detailed study of Brahms’ own scores and of performing traditions, led the conductor to draw a fascinating, apparently contradictory conclusion: “I deny that Brahms was a Romantic and, in the same breath, I describe him as the greatest Romantic.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : I Theme  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : II Variation 1  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : III Variation 2  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : IV Variation 3  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : V Variation 4  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VI Variation 5  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VII Variation 6  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : VIII Variation 7  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : IX Variation 8  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Brahms : Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56a, 'St Anthony Variations' : X Finale  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C major Op.68 : I Un poco sostenuto - Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C major Op.68 : II Andante sostenuto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C major Op.68 : III Un poco allegretto e grazioso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Brahms : Symphony No.1 in C major Op.68 : IV Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 2 
01 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : I Allegro, ma non troppo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : II Adagio non troppo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : III Allegro grazioso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Brahms : Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73 : IV Allegro con spirito  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Brahms : Tragic Overture Op.81  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Brahms: Academic Festival, Op. 80: Overture  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 3 
01 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : I Allegro con brio  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : II Andante  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto (Excerpt)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Brahms : Symphony No.3 in F major Op.90 : IV Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Brahms : Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98 : I Allegro non troppo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Brahms : Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98 : II Andante moderato  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Brahms : Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98 : III Allegro giocoso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Brahms : Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98 : IV Allegro energico e passionato  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 4 
01 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 : I Maestoso  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
02 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 : II Adagio  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
03 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 : III Rondo - Allegro non troppo  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
04 Brahms : 4 Ballades Op.10 : No.1 in D minor, 'Edward'  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
05 Brahms : 4 Ballades Op.10 : No.2 in D major  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
06 Brahms : 4 Ballades Op.10 : No.3 in B minor  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
07 Brahms : 4 Ballades Op.10 : No.4 in B major  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
Disc 5 
01 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83 : I Allegro non troppo  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
02 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83 : II Allegro appassionato  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
03 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83: III Andante  - Rudolph Buchbinder 
04 Brahms : Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83 : IV Allegretto grazioso  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
05 Brahms : 2 Rhapsodies Op.79 : No.1 in B minor  - Rudolf Buchbinder 
06 Brahms : 2 Rhapsodies Op.79 : No.2 in G minor  - Rudolf Buchbinder 


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