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07 December 2008 @ 09:11 pm
Beethoven Triple and the Brahms Double  
This right here is a nice definition of Epic Classical. When I saw this on itunes, I actually gasped and said "holy shit fuck!" really loud, and my roommate kinda freaked out. I mean common, Rostropovich, Oistrakh, and Richter conducted by Karajan? Does it get better than that?

Ludwig van Beethoven- Triple Concerto
Johannes Brahms- Double Concerto
Mistlav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter
Herbert van Karajan conducting the Berliner Philharmonic
George Szell conducting the Cleveland Symphony Orhcestra

Review of Pieces-
The Beethovne Triple is one of those landmark masterpieces. I mean, common, a concerto for three instruments? Awesome right? This is a piece that you just can't not feel good listening to. And then the Brahms double, just ,ahhh. No words. This is deffinitely one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. I often find my self crying during the first movement because it is so beautiful. I just can't help but be emotional when I listen to it. There is so much expression and intensity, its just beyond words.
Review of Artists-
I feel like I don't need to say anything. I mean, what musician in their right mind would challenge Rostropovich, Oistrakh, and Richter (i feel like people are going to yell at me for saying this). They just play with so much passion! Rostropovich, along with Du pre, are my role models. They just take music to the next level. I deffinitely need to find more words for awesome, cause they all need to be placed here to describe these guys!

Can I say all of them?
Brahms Double- Mvt. 1

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jra_calif on December 8th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Well it sure sounds like it, at least........
That Beethoven/Brahms recording does sound rather nice, and with those artists. I have also found, that I prefer the remastered analog recordings of long ago as opposed to digital recordings. For instance, I have a remastered analog recording of Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic performing Brahm's Second Symphony and Schubert's "Unfinished". I believe now, that this recording was doing back some time in 1958, but what a recording, and I do love Brahms, and not just his symphonies, namely 1 and 2, but also his choral and his chamber music. Well........happy listening.