Brahms: recaptured by pupils & colleagues | Arbiter ARBITER163

Brahms: recaptured by pupils & colleagues

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Label: Arbiter

Cat No: ARBITER163

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 26th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Carl Friedberg (piano)
Johannes Brahms (piano)
Trio of New York
Edith Heymann
Marie Baumayer (piano)
Ilona Eibenschutz (piano)
Etelka Freund (piano)

Artists

Carl Friedberg (piano)
Johannes Brahms (piano)
Trio of New York
Edith Heymann
Marie Baumayer (piano)
Ilona Eibenschutz (piano)
Etelka Freund (piano)

About

Today Brahms is played everywhere and listeners expect his music to be shaped into a well-defined, inflexible entity. However these early discovered recordings overturn this accepted view of his art. In these performances we are exposed to a language that gradually disappeared after the composerís death in 1897. All of the performances on these discs were given by pianists who heard and knew Brahms, and who received his musical blessings. They all understood that Brahms composed new music, flirted with improvisation, and was influenced by ethnic rhythms. Their perception of the great composer is so vastly unlike that of musicians and audiences today that the difference cannot be overstated. These CDs also contains a unique recording made by Brahms in 1889.

CD1:

Carl Friedberg: Chopin - Polonaise; Schubert - Moment Musical no.3 (rec. Sept 1948, Kansas City)
Johannes Brahms: Brahms - Improvisation on Josef Straussís Die Libelle (rec. Dec 1889, Vienna)
Carl Friedberg: Beethoven - Piano Sonata no.1 (rec. 1949, New York), Piano Sonata in E, Rondo a Capriccio (rec. 1948, Kansas City)
Trio of New York: Brahms - Piano Trio in B (rec. Dec 1939, New York), Rhapsody in B (rec. 1949, New York), Piano Trio in C (rec. 1939, Philadelphia), Ballade in G (rec. 1949, New York)

CD2:
Edith Heymann: Talk on Clara Schumann (rec. 1949, London)
Carl Friedberg: Friedberg recalls meeting Brahms (rec. 1951, New York)
Marie Baumayer: Schumann - Pedal Etude no.4 (rec. 1910, Vienna), Arabeske (rec. 1951, New York)
Ilona EibenschŁtz: Schumann - Kreisleriana (rec. 1950s, London); Brahms - Ballade op.118 no.3 (rec. 1903)
Etelka Freund: Brahms - Variations on a theme by Schumann (rec. 1959, Virginia), Rhapsody (rec. 1950, New York); Bartok - For Children (rec. 1951, New York)
Carl Friedberg: Brahms - Piano Concerto no.2 (rec. 1951, New York)

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