Big Brahms Box
 
See larger image
 

Big Brahms Box

May 6, 2012

$2.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel
12:18
2
Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81 Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel
9:41
3
Variations on a Theme of Haydn in B flat ('St. Anthony Variations'), Op. 56a Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel
17:10
4
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: i. Allegro molto in G minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:51
5
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: ii. Allegro non assai in D minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:56
6
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: iii. Allegretto in F major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:26
7
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: iv. Poco sostentuo. Vivace in F# minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
4:55
8
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: v Allegro in G minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:50
9
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: vi. Vivace in D major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
3:45
10
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: vii. Allegretto in A major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
1:56
11
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: viii. Presto in A minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
3:17
12
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: ix. Allegro ma non troppo in E minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
1:48
13
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: x Presto in F major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
1:53
14
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xi. Poco andante in D minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:23
15
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xii. Presto in D minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:19
16
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xiii. Andantino grazioso in D major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
1:40
17
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xiv. Un poco andante in D minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:05
18
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xv, Allegretto grazioso Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:56
19
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xvi. Con moto in F minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:16
20
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xvii. Andantino in F# minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
3:09
21
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xviii. Molto vivace in D major Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
1:40
22
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xix. Allegretto in B minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:06
23
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xx. Poco allegretto in E minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:41
24
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: xxi. Vivace in E minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
2:39
25
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: i Allegro Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown,
13:48
26
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: ii Intermezzo: Allegro, ma non troppo Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown,
9:28
27
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: iii Andante con moto Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
9:23
28
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: iv Rondo all Zingarese Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
8:25
29
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26: i Allegro non troppo Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
12:59
30
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26: ii Poco adagio Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown,
11:17
31
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26: iii Scherzo: Poco allegro Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
11:53
32
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26: iv Finale: Allegro Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
10:51
33
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60: i Allegro ma non troppo Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
10:57
34
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60: ii Scherzo Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
4:30
35
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60: iii Andante Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
10:06
36
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60: iv Finale: Allegro Alexander Schneider, Walter Trampler, Leslie Parnas, Stephanie Brown
10:27
37
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78: i. Vivace ma non troppo Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
9:50
38
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78: ii Adagio Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
7:24
39
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78: iii Allegro molto moderato Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
8:05
40
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100: i Allegro amabile Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
7:55
41
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100: ii Andante tranquillo. Vivace Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
6:12
42
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100: iii Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante) Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
5:02
43
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: i Allegro Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
7:26
44
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: ii Adagio Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
4:28
45
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: iii Un poco presto e con sentimento Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
2:53
46
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: iv Finale: Presto agitato Eudice Shapiro, Ralph Berkowitz
6:16
47
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: i. Intermezzo in A Minor Bruce Hungerford
1:39
48
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: ii. Intermezzo in A Major Bruce Hungerford
5:30
49
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: iii. Ballade in G Minor Bruce Hungerford
3:30
50
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: iv. Intermezzo in F Minor Bruce Hungerford
2:16
51
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: v. Romanze in F Major Bruce Hungerford
3:51
52
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118: vi. Intermezzo in E-flat Minor Bruce Hungerford
5:19
53
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1: i. Allegro Eugene List
6:58
54
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1: ii. Andante Eugene List
5:00
55
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1: iii. Scherzo: Allegro molto e con fuoco Eugene List
5:04
56
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1: iv. Finale: Allegro con fuoco Eugene List
6:35
57
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2:iv. Finale: Allegro con fuoco Eugene List
5:15
58
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2: Eugene List
6:48
59
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2: iii Scherzo: Allegro Eugene List
3:36
60
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2: iv Finale: Sostenuto. Allegro non troppo e rubato Eugene List
8:35
61
Ballade in D Minor ("Edward"), Op. 10, No. 1 Bruce Hungerford
3:55
62
Capriccio in B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 Bruce Hungerford
4:27
63
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 76, No. 6 Bruce Hungerford
4:41
64
Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2 Bruce Hungerford
5:53
65
Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2 Bruce Hungerford
3:17
66
Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2 Bruce Hungerford
9:39
67
28 Variations on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 35: Book 1 Bruce Hungerford
11:10
68
28 Variations on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 35: Book 2 Bruce Hungerford
9:41
69
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: i. Allegro ma non troppo State Orchestra Of Ussr, Kiril Kondrashin, David Oistrakh
21:54
70
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: ii. Adagio State Orchestra Of Ussr, Kiril Kondrashin, David Oistrakh
9:24
71
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: iii. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace State Orchestra Of Ussr, Kiril Kondrashin, David Oistrakh
7:53
72
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: i. Un poco sostenuto. Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
12:12
73
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: ii. Andante sostenuto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
8:14
74
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: iii. Un poco allegretto e grazioso Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
4:55
75
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: iv. Adagio. Piu andante. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
15:54
76
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: i. Allegro non troppo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
14:01
77
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: ii. Adagio non troppo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
8:07
78
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: iii. Allegretto grazioso, quasi andantino Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
5:26
79
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: iv Allegro con spirito Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
8:31
80
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: iv Allegro con spirito Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
8:57
81
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: ii. Andante Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
7:39
82
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: iii. Poco allegretto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
6:12
83
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: iv. Finale: Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
8:09
84
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: i. Allegro non troppo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
11:45
85
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: ii. Andante moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
10:40
86
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: iii. Allegro giocoso Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
6:03
87
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98: iv. Allegro energico e passionato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
9:26
88
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 6: Da unten im Tale Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
2:27
89
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 5: Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
1:22
90
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO. 33 No. 31: Dort in den Weiden Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
1:41
91
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO. 33 No. 12: Feinsliebchen du sollst Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
3:11
92
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO. 33 No. 42: In stiller Nacht Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
2:38
93
Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO. 33 No. 15 Schwesterlein Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
3:05
94
5 Lieder, Op. 49, No. 4: Wiegenlied Anny Felbermayer & Viktor Gräf
2:08


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 6, 2012
  • Label: eOne Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Vanguard Classics
  • Total Length: 10:07:48
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0080K3X4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,379 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sure, it's incredibly inexpensive... May 9, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
...and I have no complaint about the performances. It's the sloppy preparation of the MP3 files that cause me to deduct stars.

For example, in the Violin Concerto, the first notes of movements II and III appear at the end of the previous MP3 file. This will create gaps in playback. (I'm reminded, a bit, of trying to listen to classical music via 8-track tape.) It is possible to use an audio editor and piece the music back together without any problem.

The first couple of notes of something else appear at the end of the violin concerto; I'm not sure which work that is, yet.

While I was editing the violin concerto, I decided to do something about the recorded-via-telephone sound quality of the recording. It is possible, if you've got a good ear and good software, to make this recording sound very modern. After I did so, I was blown away by the beauty of Oistrakh's playing.

My next stop was the Hungarian Dances. I was surprised by the amount of hum in the recordings. Maybe this won't be a problem without a subwoofer or via earbuds. Also, some of these recordings seem to take forever to start. There's a random amount of "dead air" at the beginning and end of each.

I have the feeling that nobody cares about any of this because every other review is basically "wow--10 hours for 99 cents". I'm just saying that people aren't getting the maximum enjoyment out of the recordings--especially the violin concerto--because of the poor presentation. Oistrakh, Kondrashin, Abravanel, and the others deserve better.
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bach Guild goofs up again June 13, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
As has been the case with the other releases in Big Box series there are plenty of goofs in this one too.

In addition to the editing goofs mentioned elsewhere (see Kimba Lion's review) there are the following mislabelings:

Mislabelings
(incorrect => correct)
62 - Capriccio in B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 => Intermezzo, Op. 76, No. 6 in A major
63 - Intermezzo in A major, Op. 76, No. 6 => Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 2 in B-flat minor
64 - Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2 => Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 2 in G minor
65 - Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2 => Capriccio, Op. 76, No. 2 in B minor
66 - Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2 => Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 1 in B minor

The 2nd piano sonata has the movements in the correct order but they are mislabelled (there are two last movements, for example).

Swaps
Academic and Tragic overtures are swapped.
Hungarian Dances Nos 11 and 12 are swapped.

Did they get the performers correct? There's really no way of knowing but all the goofs made in labelling the works does create doubt.

Bach Guild, is it really so hard to get the basic info correct?

So - all in all a great, cheap way for a beginner to get to know a large number of Brahms' works.

But just imagine their suprise when they find out years from now that the Academic Festival was actually a happy work!
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More goodness from the Vanguard vault May 7, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This latest in what I hope remains a continuing line of extreme bargain releases from eOne Music from the old archives of Vanguard Records lives up to the standards set in earlier offerings: Big Bach Set and Haydn Symphonies. Vanguard was once a force to be reckoned with across a number of musical genres, and "The Bach Guild" was a their specialized classical brand. Since Vanguard only made classical recordings until about the early 1980s, these are all older recordings, some of them going back to about the 1950s.

Also note that eOne Music released the Big Tchaikovsky Box on the same day as this set, also at the introductory price of one dollar. Brahms has been getting more attention -- probably because Amazon MP3 called attention to it on its Facebook page, which is how I found out about it as well. But definitely check out the Tchaikovsky as well.

The centerpiece of the collection is, in my view, the complete cycle of Brahms' four symphonies recorded in the 1970s by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel, the Greek-Swiss-Jewish conductor who built the orchestra into a professional unit starting in the late 1940s and secured it a pretty solid reputation by the time he was done in the 1970s. The recordings here are in very good quality and the performances are very -- and perhaps surprisingly -- good, given that the Utah Symphony is not usually what you think of for great recordings of major composers.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hungerford Very Nice & Homemade MP3 Reorg June 29, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
My only soft spot for Brahms are his piano works... so let the ridicule begin (OP34b my alltime fav). That said, the Bruce Hungerford Klavierstucke is so nicely done it makes the set a quality addition to a library. Here's my homemade reorganization of the set, via MP3tag.

_ Disc 01 [Piano]
Disc 01 [Piano] - 01 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 i. Intermezzo in A Minor.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 02 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 ii. Intermezzo in A Major.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 03 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 iii. Ballade in G Minor.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 04 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 iv. Intermezzo in F Minor.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 05 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 v. Romanze in F Major.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 06 - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 vi. Intermezzo in E-flat Minor.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 07 - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 i. Allegro.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 08 - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 ii. Andante.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 09 - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 iii. Scherzo Allegro molto e con fuoco.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 10 - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 iv. Finale Allegro con fuoco.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 11 - Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2iv. Finale Allegro con fuoco.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 12 - Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 13 - Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2 iii Scherzo Allegro.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 14 - Piano Sonata No. 2 in F# minor, Op. 2 iv Finale Sostenuto. Allegro non troppo e rubato.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 15 - Ballade in D Minor (Edward), Op. 10, No. 1.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 16 - Capriccio in B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2.mp3
Disc 01 [Piano] - 17 - Intermezzo in A major, Op. 76, No. 6.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brahms goes Big
This is only a buck. Words cannot describe what a bargain this is. I can't speak about who made the recordings but what I can say is that this series, and this box in particular,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by G. Booth
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value!!
This is certainly a great value. For this price I can have (most of) Brahms available at my computer. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a shorter list
(have not checked for mislabelings)
01. Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
02. Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81
03. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Toso
3.0 out of 5 stars Question: Have the various errors been corrected?
More than a year ago, some reviewers here pointed out various technical and editing errors on some of the tracks. Has The Bach Guild corrected these yet? Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wanderer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection
There is so much good music to be heard here. I have it in my iTunes. I love to listen to the symphonies, and the smaller works are also fabulous. A great value.
Published 8 months ago by Brittany D. Hopfensperger
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice classical background music
As you may know, if you have read my other reviews, I am always looking for nice background music for doing work, relaxing, studying, etc. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Earl D. Shaffer
5.0 out of 5 stars MP3 Classics for mass consumption
I downloaded the mp3 version of the "Big Brahms Box." The audio quality is excellent. The performance quality is excellent. The price is excellent. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Harrison Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Bach Guild!
What a wonderful way to fill up your classical music library! Great recordings, tons of music, and all for $0.99. This is a no-brainer.
Published 11 months ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome collection
PRO
Quality: Generally very good.
Price: Paid $1 for it. It's practically free.
Download: effortless

CON
No complain what so ever.
Published 11 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars HUGE SELECTION
Great selection and good quality. The Hungarian Dances are enough to justify the price. However, you get a large selection of great Brahm's works. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bsmith
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?