℗ 2015 Chandos
 

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 5

Barry Douglas

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Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 118 No. 1
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:53
2
Sarabande in A Minor, WoO 5 posth. No. 1
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:31
Variations on a Theme by Niccolò Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35, Book II  
3
Thema. Non troppo presto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:26
4
Variation 1. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:49
5
Variation 2. Poco animato –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:35
6
Variation 3. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:32
7
Variation 4. Poco Allegretto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:50
8
Variation 5. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:26
9
Variation 6. Poco più vivace –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:20
10
Variation 7. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:25
11
Variation 8. Allegro –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:34
12
Variation 9. [ ]–
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:48
13
Variation 10. Feroce, energico –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:47
14
Variation 11. Vivace –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:36
15
Variation 12. Un poco Andante –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:00
16
Variation 13. Un poco più Andante –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:39
17
Variation 14. Presto, ma non troppo
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:31
Variations on an Original Theme in D Major, Op. 21 No. 1  
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Thema. Poco larghetto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:31
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Variation 1. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:20
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Variation 2. Più moto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:59
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Variation 3. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:02
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Variation 4. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:03
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Variation 5. Tempo di tema –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:40
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Variation 6. Più moto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:07
25
Variation 7. Andante con moto –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:58
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Variation 8. Allegro non troppo –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:49
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Variation 9. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:58
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Variation 10. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
1:06
29
Variation 11. Tempo di tema, poco più lento
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
3:59
30
Sarabande in B Minor, WoO 5 posth. No. 2
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
3:08
Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 4  
31
Rasch und feurig – Trio I – Da Capo lo Scherzo senza repetizione – Trio II. Molto espressivo – [Rasch und feurig] – Più mosso – Più sostenuto
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
9:15
32
Intermezzo in A-Flat Major, Op. 76 No. 3
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:14
33
Intermezzo in F Minor, Op. 118 No. 4
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:53
34
Hungarian Dance in F Major, WoO 1 No. 3
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:23
35
Intermezzo in B-Flat Major, Op. 76 No. 4
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:08
Variations on a Hungarian Song in D Major, Op. 21 No. 2  
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Allegro -
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:15
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Variation 1. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:16
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Variation 2. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:15
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Variation 3. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:14
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Variation 4. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:16
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Variation 5. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:18
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Variation 6. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:20
43
Variation 7. Poco più lento –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:26
44
Variation 8. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:27
45
Variation 9. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:24
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Variation 10. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:14
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Variation 11. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:10
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Variation 12. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:12
49
Variation 13. [ ] –
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
0:15
50
Allegro (il doppio Movimento) - Tempo I più animato
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:30
51
Hungarian Dance in G Minor, WoO 1 No. 1
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
3:02
52
Hungarian Dance in F-Sharp Minor, WoO 1 No. 5
Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas
2:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:13
"Four Stars ... a well thought-out and stylistically comprehensive survey, which throws an interesting and conspicuously non-French perspective on a genre that came into its own in the 20th century."
- The Guardian

Internationally acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas presents the fifth of six volumes in his highly acclaimed series of Brahms's complete works for solo piano. This installment may possibly be the most virtuosic to date as it includes the transcendent Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, among Brahms’s earliest surviving compositions, along with technically demanding Variations and three tuneful Hungarian Dances, arranged by the composer for solo piano.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording producer: Jonathan Cooper
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Robert Gilmour
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Recording venue: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; 12 and 13 April 2015
Front cover photograph of Barry Douglas © Ekaterina Kraynova
Design and typesetting: Cap & Anchor Design Co.
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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