Dennis Brain - Homage

 
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Dennis Brain - Homage
Dennis Brain (horn) with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Walter Gieseking, George Malcom, Gerald Moore, Malcolm Sargent, Herbert von Karajan, etc

[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 14 May 2021

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"In his warm and serene person all the essential qualities of the great interpretative artist were blended in perfect harmony." Dennis Brain's life was cut short in 1957 when he was just 36, but he had already assured his reputation as the greatest horn-player of the 20th century. He remains an exemplar for his successors today. "Technical problems did not exist for him," continued the eulogy written by Walter Legge, EMI's legendary producer and founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra. "Over his instrument's whole range he had a mastery of intonation, of legato, of staccato, of dynamic range and, above all, of expressiveness." This 11CD collection presents all his Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works. He performs in several CD premieres - music by Handel, Strauss, Richard Arnell and Norman Forber Kay - and a 1953 recording now released for the first time: Vincent d'Indy's wind septet Chanson et danses.

1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1761-1800) [Mozart Horn Concertos]

"Settle back to enjoy Brain's artistry and virtuosity..."
(Gramophone)

Tracks:

Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K417
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K495
Mozart: Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17

Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11

Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K289: Minuet
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K289: Adagio

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Mozart: Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Haydn: Symphony No. 31 in D major 'Horn Signal': Allegro

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne

Delius: A Mass of Life: Part 2 Prelude

Wagner: Siegfried's Horn Call

Dukas: Villanelle

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452
Mozart: Ein musikalischer Spass K522
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452
Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K270

Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, AV132

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne

Mozart, L: Concerto for hosepipe & strings (third movement)

Berkeley, L: Horn Trio Op. 44

Hindemith: Horn Concerto

Jacob, G: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano, Op. 3

Ibert: Pièces brèves (3) for wind quintet

Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4

Bach, J S: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (from Mass in B minor)

Mozart: Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, K297b
Mozart: Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K287

Handel: Overture in D major, HWV 424
Handel: Air in F major, HWV410
Handel: Air in F major, HWV411

Haydn: Divertimento (Feld-Parthie) in C major, Hob.II:7
Haydn: Notturno No. 3 in C major, Hob.II:32

Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E flat major, K375
Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388

Bach, C P E: Sonata in E flat major Wq. 184 / 4
Bach, C P E: Sonata in G, Wq. 184 / 3
Bach, C P E: Sonata in C, Wq. 184 / 6
Bach, C P E: Sonata in F major, Wq. 184 / 2
Bach, C P E: Sonata in D major, Wq. 184 / 1
Bach, C P E: Sonata in A, Wq. 184 / 5

Dittersdorf: Partita in D

Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E flat major, K375
Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388

Dvořák: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44

Gounod: Petite Symphonie pour vents

Strauss, R: Sonatina No. 2 (Symphony) in E flat major for 16 wind instruments, AV 143 'Fröhliche Werkstatt'

 Excerpt, Beethoven: Mödlinger Tänze WoO 17

Indy: Chansons et Danses for 7 wind instruments, Op. 50

Strauss, R: Suite in B flat major, Op. 4

Arnell: Serenade for 10 Winds and Double bass, Op. 57

Kay, N F: Miniature Quartet for Winds