Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter

Brahms - Violin Concerto

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2172 SACD
Release date2017-04-10
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time72:48

One of Johannes Brahms’s sunniest works, the Violin Concerto in D major was conceived during the summer of 1878, which Brahms spent by the idyllic Wörtherseein Kärnten, Austria. By the end of the summer he was able to send the violin part of the first movement, and the beginning of the Finale to his friend Joseph Joachim. Brahms asked Joachim for advice regarding the writing for violin, and also told him that he was planning a work in four movements. By the time Joachim gave the first performance of the work, on New Year’s Day 1879, the two had discussed the work in depth, Brahms had replaced the two projected inner movements with the glowing Adagio, and Joachim had composed a first version of his own cadenza, which still is the one most often performed.
Vadim Gluzman, who on BIS has previously released Romantic war-horses such as the concertos by Tchai-kovskyand Bruch to critical acclaim, now takes on Brahms with the support of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester under James Gaffigan. He combines it with the composer’s Violin Sonata No. 1, written more or less in tandem with the concerto, performing it with his wife and recital partner Angela Yoffe.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 17.46
Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 38:57
01 I. Allegro non troppo 22:22 $ 5.43 USD
02 II. Adagio 08:40 $ 2.09 USD
03 III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più
07:55 $ 1.97 USD
  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 26:52
04 I. Vivace ma non troppo 10:49 $ 2.64 USD
05 II. Adagio - Più andante - Adagio 07:13 $ 1.75 USD
06 III. Allegro molto moderato 08:50 $ 2.16 USD
07 Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano, WoO 2 05:25 $ 1.42 USD
  Album total 72:48
ViolinGluzman, Vadim
ConductorGaffigan, James
OrchestraLuzerner Sinfonieorchester
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
PianoYoffe, Angela

Daily Deal
Top downloads is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News