On Friday, May 7th, is the anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms. It is a day early but we will celebrate it today. All the music is by Brahms.
Academic Festival Overture,Op. 80, Bruno Denes Zsigmondy on the violin and Annelise Nissen on piano.
Five Songs, Op. 94, Thomas Quasthoff baritone and Justus Zeyen on piano.
Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Four Evening Songs (Abendslieder) with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw conducting and Norman Mackenzie on piano.
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, Bruno Walter conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Hungarian Dances, Book 3, Nos. 11 & 12, Piano four hands: Veri & Jamanis performing.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115, Richard Stoltzman on clarinet and the Tokyo String Quartet accompanying.
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a Sir John Barbirolli conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Have a good weekend!