- Audio CD (April 17 1996)
- Number of Discs: 11
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal Music Group
- ASIN: B0000041LM
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
Brahms: Complete Chamber Music Import
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Audio CD, Import, Apr 17 1996
Brahms was, first and foremost, a composer of chamber music. While there are only about a dozen orchestral works in all, he composed three each of piano trios, piano quartets, string quartets, and violin sonatas; two each of cello sonatas, string quintets, and string sextets; and a host of other pieces such as the clarinet quintet, horn trio, and piano quintet. All of this lovely, romantic music has been gathered into this attractively priced box. Performances are generally expert, and the music itself will give enormous pleasure to listeners who generally think of the composer only in terms of his symphonies and concertos. --David Hurwitz
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Once I found the DG complete Chamber set used, I picked it up and actually fell in love with Brahms again!
The two sets are worlds apart! The Philips recordings are marked by dim and dry sound, while the DG is bright and fresh all the way through. The performances on the Philips are pretty well all not very inspired and energetic, (except the Cello Sonatas) while on the DG you feel like you want to keep listening over and over again!
For the love of Brahms, get the DG set instead!