Johannes Brahms: Variations, Waltzes and Symphony No.3

A unique release of Brahms Music arranged and originally written by the composer for piano duet, played by the world famous Israel duo, Eden & Tamir.

CD 1:

1. Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a ‘St Anthony Variations’
2. 16 Waltzes, Op. 39
3. Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 65a

CD 2:

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Un poco allegretto
4. Allegro
5. Variations on a theme by Schumann for four hands, Op. 23

ArtistBracha Eden Alexander Tamir
Reviews"This is an interesting re-release by CRD of recordings made in Israel in 1983 by the long-standing duo pianists Bracha Eden (1928-2006) and Alexander Tamir (1931-2019). I believe that the duo started in 1952 and they certainly recorded for Decca in the mid 1960s. So the partnership had been going for 30 years before these lovely recordings were made! I think, on balance, I prefer this pair of recordings to those from Matthies and Koln on Naxos (Brahms - Piano Duet Works, Vol. 1, for example), despite the fact that the latter offer a comprehensive survey of Brahms' piano transcriptions. I find Eden and Tamir a bit more romantic... All have been sparklingly recorded in very good late analogue sound. We have to remember that Brahms earned rather a lot of money from these transcriptions in those long-ago pre-radio and gramophone days and one can imagine them being played by couples around the piano in Vienna, Berlin, and London. Whilst not really a substitute for the orchestral works, we have to remember that few would have heard the full versions in those far-off days. We are truly blessed nowadays with the bountiful riches in the record catalogues! If you are just looking for a selection of these piano transcriptions, this inexpensive CRD set is just the ticket - recommended" Mark A. Meldon
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