Matteo Fossi – Brahms: The Progressive (2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Matteo Fossi – Brahms: The Progressive (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:43 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © HORTUS

In 1933, Arnold Schönberg defined ‘Brahms the Progressive’ as the initiator of a free language: ‘He was a great innovator in the area of musical language.’ This disc covers the composer’s entire life, starting with the Variations op. 9, composed at the age of just 20 years, then touching the middle period of his production with the Rhapsodies op. 79, and finishing with compositions which constitute his farewell to the piano: the Fantaisies op. 116 and the Klavierstücke op. 119, written when he was in his sixties. The feature common to these piano compositions is their characteristic musical language and their Brahmsian power, which is recognised in the first notes of his youthful compositions and is still found, unambiguously, in the intimacy of his last works.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
01. Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9: Theme. Variations I-XVI
02. 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79: Rhapsody No. 1 in B Minor. Agitato
03. 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79: Rhapsody No. 2 in G Minor. Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro
04. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: I. Capriccio in D Minor. Presto energico
05. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: II. Intermezzo in A Minor. Andante
06. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: III. Capriccio in G Minor. Allegro passionato
07. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: IV. Intermezzo in E Major. Adagio
08. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: V. Intermezzo in E Minor. Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
09. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: VI. Intermezzo in E Major. Andantino teneramente
10. 7 Fantasias, Op. 116: VII. Capriccio in D Minor. Allegro agitato
11. 4 Klavierstücke, Op.119: I. Intermezzo in B Minor. Adagio
12. 4 Klavierstücke, Op.119: II. Intermezzo in E Minor. Andantino un poco agitato
13. 4 Klavierstücke, Op.119: III. Intermezzo in C Major. Grazioso e giocoso
14. 4 Klavierstücke, Op.119: IV. Rhapsody in E-Flat Major. Allegro risoluto

Matteo Fossi, piano