Dennis Brain - Homage

Dennis Brain - Homage

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“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.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: MOB019921


  • UPC: 190295019921


  • Label: Warner Classics


  • Composer: Antonín Dvořák, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, Charles Gounod, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Joseph Haydn, Frederick Delius, George Frideric Handel, Gordon Jacob, Jacques Ibert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lennox Berkeley, Leopold Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Norman Forber Kay, Paul Dukas, Paul Hindemith, Richard Arnell, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Vincent D'Indy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera, Fritz Busch, Guido Cantelli, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Haas, Laurance Turner, Lawrence Collingwood, Norman Del Mar, Paul Hindemith, Paul Kletzki, Rafael Kubelik, Sir Jack Allen Westrup, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Thomas Beecham, Walter Susskind, Wolfgang Sawallisch


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Dennis Brain Ensemble, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble, Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Léner String Quartet, London Baroque Ensemble, Morley College Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Aubrey Brain, Bernard Walton, Cecil James, Colin Horsley, Denis Matthews, Dennis Brain, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Frederick Thurston, Gareth Morris, George Malcolm, Gerald Moore, Gervase de Peyer, Joan Cross, Leonard Brain, Manoug Parikian, Neill Sanders, Richard Adeney, Sidney Sutcliffe, Stephen Waters, Walter Gieseking