Recordings are the ones I use for the Brahms Listening Guides website, www.kellydeanhansen.com (if they are available; there are a few that are not, and they have good alternatives).
The major alternative versions are also included, including:
--The rarely-recorded original version of the Op. 8 Piano Trio.
--The Op. 12 Ave Maria with both orchestral and organ accompaniment.
--The solo piano arrangement of the second movement (Theme and Variations) from the Op. 18 String Sextet
--The arrangement of the Piano Quintet, Op. 34 as a Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 34b.
--Four versions of the Op. 39 Waltzes--the original for four hands, both arrangements for solo piano (difficult and easy), and the versions of five of the sixteen for two pianos.
--The Op. 52 Liebeslieder Waltzes both with and without voices.
--The Variations on a Theme of Haydn for both orchestra (Op. 56a) and two pianos (Op. 55b).
--The Op. 65 Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes both with and without voices.
--The Op. 84 Romanzen und Lieder for both one (female) and two voices (1-3 for two females, 4-5 for female and male).
--The Op. 103 Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) in the original vocal quartet version (sung by a full choir) and the solo (female) version of Nos. 1-7 and 11. A true vocal quartet recording of Nos. 8-10 is interspersed with the latter. When Mathis, Fassbaender, Schreier and Fischer-Dieskau recorded the vocal quartets for the 1983 complete edition, for some reason they only did Nos. 8-10 of Op. 103, probably because of Jessye Norman's solo recording of Nos. 1-7 and 11--a terrible decision with ramifications on all of the edition's re-releases. Because of this, there is really no mainstream recording of Nos. 8-10 with solo quartet, only with full choir. But at least all the music is there.
--The two Op. 120 sonatas for both clarinet and viola (the viola recording follows the clarinet recording of each sonata).
As a sort of "bonus," the four-hand originals of the 21 Hungarian Dances (WoO 1) are included at the end. I've been meaning to add other WoO recordings, and may do so at some point.
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