Limited 11 CD set. "In his warm and serene person all the essential qualities of the great interpretative artist were blended in perfect harmony." Dennis Brain's life was cut short in 1957 when he was just 36, but he had already assured his reputation as the greatest horn-player of the 20th century. He remains an exemplar for his successors today. "Technical problems did not exist for him," continued the eulogy written by Walter Legge, EMI's legendary producer and founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra. "Over his instrument's whole range he had a mastery of intonation, of legato, of staccato, of dynamic range and, above all, of expressiveness." This 11CD collection presents all his Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works. He performs in several CD premieres - music by Handel, Strauss, Richard Arnell and Norman Forber Kay - and a 1953 recording now released for the first time: Vincent d'Indy's wind septet Chanson et danses.
Limited 11 CD set. "In his warm and serene person all the essential qualities of the great interpretative artist were blended in perfect harmony." Dennis Brain's life was cut short in 1957 when he was just 36, but he had already assured his reputation as the greatest horn-player of the 20th century. He remains an exemplar for his successors today. "Technical problems did not exist for him," continued the eulogy written by Walter Legge, EMI's legendary producer and founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra. "Over his instrument's whole range he had a mastery of intonation, of legato, of staccato, of dynamic range and, above all, of expressiveness." This 11CD collection presents all his Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works. He performs in several CD premieres - music by Handel, Strauss, Richard Arnell and Norman Forber Kay - and a 1953 recording now released for the first time: Vincent d'Indy's wind septet Chanson et danses.
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Centenary Edition (100th Anniversary Of Birth On
Artist: Dennis Brain
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1. Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D Major K334
2. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E Flat Major, K417
3. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E Flat Major, K495
4. Mozart: Per Pietà (From Così Fan Tutte)
5. Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
6. Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11
7. Mozart: Divertimento in E Flat, K289: Minuet
8. Mozart: Divertimento in E Flat, K289: Adagio
9. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in a Flat Major, Op. 70
10. Mozart: Per Pietà (From Così Fan Tutte)
11. Haydn: Symphony No. 31 in D Major 'Horn Signal': Allegro
12. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne
13. Delius: A Mass of Life: Part 2 Prelude
14. Wagner: Siegfried's Horn Call
15. Dukas: Villanelle
16. Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat, K452
17. Mozart: Ein Musikalischer Spass K522
18. Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat, K452
19. Mozart: Divertimento in B Flat, K270
20. Beethoven: Quintet in E Flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op.16
21. Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11
22. Strauss, R: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E Flat Major, Av132
23. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne
24. Mozart, L: Concerto for Hosepipe ; Strings (Third Movement)
25. Berkeley, L: Horn Trio Op. 44
26. Hindemith: Horn Concerto
27. Jacob, G: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano, Op. 3
28. Ibert: Pièces Brèves (3) for Wind Quintet
29. Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4
30. Bach, J S: Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus (From Mass in B minor)
31. Mozart: Per Pietà (From Così Fan Tutte)
32. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon ; Orchestra, K297B
33. Mozart: Divertimento No. 15 in B Flat Major, K287
34. Handel: Overture in D Major, HWV 424
35. Handel: Air in F Major, HWV410
36. Handel: Air in F Major, HWV411
37. Haydn: Divertimento (Feld-Parthie) in C Major, Hob. II:7
38. Haydn: Notturno No. 3 in C Major, Hob. II:32
39. Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E Flat Major, K375
40. Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388
41. Bach, C P E: Sonata in E Flat Major WQ. 184 / 4
42. Bach, C P E: Sonata in G, WQ. 184 / 3
43. Bach, C P E: Sonata in C, WQ. 184 / 6
44. Bach, C P E: Sonata in F Major, WQ. 184 / 2
45. Bach, C P E: Sonata in D Major, WQ. 184 / 1
46. Bach, C P E: Sonata in a, WQ. 184 / 5
47. Dittersdorf: Partita in D
48. Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E Flat Major, K375
49. Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388
50. Dvorák: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
51. Gounod: Petite Symphonie Pour Vents
52. Strauss, R: Sonatina No. 2 (Symphony) in E Flat Major for 16 Wind Instruments, Av 143 'Fröhliche Werkstatt'
53. Excerpt,?Beethoven: Mödlinger Tänze Woo 17
54. Indy: Chansons Et Danses for 7 Wind Instruments, Op. 50
55. Strauss, R: Suite in B Flat Major, Op. 4
56. Arnell: Serenade for 10 Winds and Double Bass, Op. 57

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Limited 11 CD set. "In his warm and serene person all the essential qualities of the great interpretative artist were blended in perfect harmony." Dennis Brain's life was cut short in 1957 when he was just 36, but he had already assured his reputation as the greatest horn-player of the 20th century. He remains an exemplar for his successors today. "Technical problems did not exist for him," continued the eulogy written by Walter Legge, EMI's legendary producer and founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra. "Over his instrument's whole range he had a mastery of intonation, of legato, of staccato, of dynamic range and, above all, of expressiveness." This 11CD collection presents all his Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works. He performs in several CD premieres - music by Handel, Strauss, Richard Arnell and Norman Forber Kay - and a 1953 recording now released for the first time: Vincent d'Indy's wind septet Chanson et danses.