Johannes Brahms: Piano Music op. 116-119

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1 Fantasien op. 116: Capriccio. Presto energico 1:37 $2.49 Buy
2 Fantasien op. 116: Intermezzo. Andante 2:27 $2.49 Buy
3 Fantasien op. 116: Capriccio. Allegro passionato 2:12 $2.49 Buy
4 Fantasien op. 116: Intermezzo. Adagio 2:53 $2.49 Buy
5 Fantasien op. 116: Intermezzo. Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento 2:10 $2.49 Buy
6 Fantasien op. 116: Intermezzo. Andantino teneramente 2:02 $2.49 Buy
7 Fantasien op. 116: Capriccio. Allegro agitato 1:44 $2.49 Buy
8 Drei Intermezzi op. 117: Andante moderato 3:04 $2.49 Buy
9 Drei Intermezzi op. 117: Andante non troppo e con molta espressione 2:53 $2.49 Buy
10 Drei Intermezzi op. 117: Andante con moto 3:53 $2.49 Buy
11 Klavierstucke op. 118: Intermezzo. Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato 1:26 $2.49 Buy
12 Klavierstucke op. 118: Intermezzo. Andante teneramente 3:55 $2.49 Buy
13 Klavierstucke op. 118: Ballade. Allegro engerico 2:16 $2.49 Buy
14 Klavierstucke op. 118: Intermezzo. Allegretto un poco agitato 1:46 $2.49 Buy
15 Klavierstucke op. 118: Romanze. Andante 2:11 $2.49 Buy
16 Klavierstucke op. 118: Intermezzo. Andante, largo e mesto 3:19 $2.49 Buy
17 Klavierstucke op. 119: Intermezzo. Adagio 2:11 $2.49 Buy
18 Klavierstucke op. 119: Intermezzo. Andantino un poco agitato 3:18 $2.49 Buy
19 Klavierstucke op. 119: Intermezzo. Grazioso e giocoso 1:01 $2.49 Buy
20 Klavierstucke op. 119: Rhapsodie. Allegro risoluto 3:12 $2.49 Buy

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High Art
Elisabeth Leonskaja continues her successful path - with high performance and recording artistry. The world-class pianist and the audiophile label MDG join forces to present compositions from Johannes Brahms's late piano oeuvre: the world of the free romantic piano piece between intermezzo and fantasy and its rich sound are revealed at her hands on the legendary Steinway from 1901.

Final Word
The twenty piano pieces are Brahms's final word as a piano composer, and their creator designs as if by magic an intricate relational network under the dreamily beautiful surface. Fragile intimacy is combined with forceful expressivity, broad chord chains alternate with a fine linear texture, and harmonic and rhythmic-metrical details contrast with elegantly styled folk-song elements.

Correspondence Course
The Seven Fantasies op. 116 and the Three Intermezzi op. 117 were essentially the products of a happy summer's stay in Bad Ischl in 1892. During the previous years Brahms had found himself forced to admit that it was best for him to remain alone (without friends around him, whom he repeatedly voluntarily and involuntarily offended), but now he got over this problem and exchanged countless letters with Clara Schumann, Hans von Bülow, and Theodor Billroth about these works.
Think Pieces
For many of his contemporaries the two collections were too pensive, but Philipp Spitta recognized the geniality of the melancholy piano pieces: the new pieces were just "right for slow absorbing in quiet and solitude, not only for reflection but also for 'preflection.'"

World Venues
At the young age of eleven Elisabeth Leonskaja created a sensation as a pianist and began her studies under Jacob Milstein at the Moscow Conservatory. What a career followed! While still a student she won prizes at international competitions in Bucharest, Paris, and Brussels. Prior to emigrating from the Soviet Union in 1978 and establishing Vienna as her permanent residence, she performed in concerts as Sviatoslav Richter's duo partner. Today she performs in all the world's great concert halls.