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Classics Explained: Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2


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Item number 8558030-31
Barcode 636943803028
Release date 7/1/2001
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS EDUCATIONAL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Disc: 1
1 Introduction; opening horn call and piano's answer 00:01:50 Siepmann, Jeremy
2 Rising three-note scalewise pattern 00:00:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
3 Quicker, descending six-note 'answer' 00:00:18 Siepmann, Jeremy
4 Second, answering phrase 00:00:32 Siepmann, Jeremy
5 First Main Theme completed by orchestra 00:00:50 Siepmann, Jeremy
6 Peace shattered as piano bursts back in like a tig 00:01:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
7 Variant of opening horn call in bass 00:00:19 Siepmann, Jeremy
8 Orchestra returns; beginning of Exposition proper 00:02:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
9 Big, 'singing' theme in orchestra; piano 'forgotte 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
10 Call to arms by strings; marshalling of orchestral 00:01:03 Siepmann, Jeremy
11 Piano re-enters fry with massive expansion of open 00:00:48 Siepmann, Jeremy
12 Piano 'explores' two main facets of opening theme 00:00:45 Siepmann, Jeremy
13 Transition. sense of key weakened. Piano and orche 00:01:07 Siepmann, Jeremy
14 Piano and orchestra 'argue' over speed of thematic 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
15 Piano and orchestra in friendly dialogue before pi 00:01:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
16 'Winged' harmonic shadow of pure pianistic tone-co 00:00:45 Siepmann, Jeremy
17 New 'transitional' theme from orchestra developed 00:01:51 Siepmann, Jeremy
18 After indecision and discussion, the mood suddenly 00:00:26 Siepmann, Jeremy
19 Reminder of Second Main Theme in its original form 00:00:43 Siepmann, Jeremy
20 Ttransfomation of Second Main Theme by piano 00:00:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
21 Piano hijacks orchestra's 'call to arms' 00:00:43 Siepmann, Jeremy
22 Piano and orchestra, now allies, explore theme, bu 00:01:08 Siepmann, Jeremy
23 Dramatic eruption of orchestra leads to the Develo 00:01:13 Siepmann, Jeremy
24 Pianistic 'tiger' replaced by gentle reflective, s 00:00:30 Siepmann, Jeremy
25 Transformed 'tiger' theme amicably shared by piano 00:00:44 Siepmann, Jeremy
26 An apparently new theme - but Battlle Hymn of the 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
27 Brief, downward-driving section prepares for the R 00:00:54 Siepmann, Jeremy
28 On the threshold of the Recapitulation 00:00:54 Siepmann, Jeremy
29 Recapitulation: The Magical Return 00:01:06 Siepmann, Jeremy
30 From Gate-crashing Tiger to Celestial Tenderness - 00:01:17 Siepmann, Jeremy
31 And unexpected and portentus change of mood, sugge 00:01:01 Siepmann, Jeremy
32 Summation 00:00:30 Siepmann, Jeremy
33 First Movement (Complete) 00:17:16 Siepmann, Jeremy
34 Second Movement: The upward-driving opening gambit 00:00:13 Siepmann, Jeremy
35 Downward-driving answer from lower strings 00:00:27 Siepmann, Jeremy
36 Theme vs Melody 00:00:58 Siepmann, Jeremy
37 Eerie, unharmonised, 'white' sound of Second Theme 00:00:45 Siepmann, Jeremy
38 Second Theme taken up and developed by piano 00:01:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
39 Expectation and surprise; harmonic fluidity and in 00:01:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
40 Return (and transformation) of Theme Two 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
41 Theme One returns in orchestra; Theme Three emerge 00:01:00 Siepmann, Jeremy
42 Sequence of fragmentary episodes begins with unexp 00:00:58 Siepmann, Jeremy
43 Variant of Theme Three in piano 00:00:36 Siepmann, Jeremy
44 Rescored variant of 'fanfare' theme; from grandeur 00:00:21 Siepmann, Jeremy
45 Rhapsodic variant of fanfare, this time for piano 00:00:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
46 Recapitulation of opening, with piano and orchestr 00:01:07 Siepmann, Jeremy
47 Theme Two transformed by new instrumentation 00:00:36 Siepmann, Jeremy
48 Cue and Second Movement (Complete) 00:09:23 Siepmann, Jeremy
Disc: 2
1 Introduction, cue and First Main Theme 00:01:53 Siepmann, Jeremy
2 Theme One taken up by strings and solo oboe; piano 00:01:20 Siepmann, Jeremy
3 Complex variant of Theme One with very different s 00:00:42 Siepmann, Jeremy
4 Orchestra and piano in mixed variants of Theme One 00:01:10 Siepmann, Jeremy
5 Theme Two, hushed and 'tuneless', with piano, clar 00:01:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
6 Oboe Theme returns, now delicately embroidered by 00:00:46 Siepmann, Jeremy
7 Cue and Third Movement (Complete) 00:11:50 Siepmann, Jeremy
8 Finale: Introduction, cue and Main Theme 00:00:57 Siepmann, Jeremy
9 Violins take up tune, with winds and piano accompa 00:00:24 Siepmann, Jeremy
10 Piano introduces Part 2 of the main theme 00:00:37 Siepmann, Jeremy
11 Part 3 of the theme, led by piano, in 'fiercely' s 00:00:54 Siepmann, Jeremy
12 First Episode, Part 1 00:00:47 Siepmann, Jeremy
13 First Episode, Part 2 00:00:23 Siepmann, Jeremy
14 Piano hands theme over to clarinets and bassoons 00:00:15 Siepmann, Jeremy
15 First Episode, Part 3, in piano, first; then flute 00:00:40 Siepmann, Jeremy
16 Strings and flutes take theme, with bubbling comme 00:00:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
17 Tipsy dancers (piano and winds) return, tiring; st 00:00:38 Siepmann, Jeremy
18 In the central Episode, the orchestra throws down 00:00:28 Siepmann, Jeremy
19 ... to which the piano duly responds with a stormy 00:00:10 Siepmann, Jeremy
20 Piano kick-starts run-up to final section in a var 00:00:41 Siepmann, Jeremy
21 Orchestra sets off on jaunty march, later joined b 00:00:25 Siepmann, Jeremy
22 Piano propels orchestra into final section 00:00:46 Siepmann, Jeremy
23 Summation and cue to the movement as a whole 00:00:22 Siepmann, Jeremy
24 Finale (Complete) 00:09:08 Siepmann, Jeremy
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