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Browse: Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'
This page lists all recordings of Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations' by Johannes Brahms (1833-97).
Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly
dynamic and dramatic readings, faithful to Brahms's intentions. Powerfully conceived, they are rhythmically alert, without an ounce of undue sentiment and never for an instant losing sight of... — More…
Maria João Pires (piano), Martha Argerich (piano), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Lily Maisky (piano), Sascha Maisky (violin), Lyda Chen (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), Nicholas Angelich (piano), Polina Leschenko (piano), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Nathan Braude (viola), Torleif Thedéen (cello), Nelson Goerner...
Several of the ensembles could have benefited from more sustained period of rehearsal, yet they still communicate vibrancy and the sheer enjoyment possible when fine musicians get together to... — More…
Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész
Kertesz's Brahms cycle has wonderful freshness and Magyar fire; his invigorating Serenade in D has surely never been bettered. Sound is occasionally a little rough. — More…
Géza Anda (piano)
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hans Knappertsbusch
Wonderfully characteristic late Hans Knappertsbusch performances: broad, flexible, the fruits of a lifetime’s devotion to the Viennese classics. The Beethoven concerto with Géza Anda is especially... — More…
2 CDs($15.75) $11.75
London Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Monteux
The VPO play with spirit and finesse and are obviously enjoying themselves. Of course the ‘Surprise’ comes off with a splendid bang and the tick-tack of the clock is deliciously droll, the violins... — More…
with Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) & Ralph Downes (organ)
Philharmonia Orchestra, with Philharmonia Chorus (men’s voices), Otto Klemperer