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March 26, 2019

Read an extract from The Vinyl Frontier: The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record by Jonathan Scott

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Orchestra Baobab saxophonist Issa Cissokho dies

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Freya Parr Five essential works by Brahms

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Symphony No. 3

Brahms’s finest symphony may not have the fireworks of, say, the Violin Concerto, but its subtle drama and dark atmosphere are magical.

Recommended recording:
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
DG 477 7159

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Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms employs full symphony orchestra and chorus for this majestic setting of passages from the Lutheran bible written in response to his mother’s death.

Recommended recording:
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Radio Choir/Simon Rattle
EMI 365 3932

 

 

Piano Concerto No. 2

This deeply humane concerto was written just after the Symphony No. 3. The slow movement’s use of cello as a ‘second’ solo instrument was innovative.

Recommended recording:
Emil Gilels (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Eugen Jochum
DG 447 4462

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Intermezzi Op. 117

Brahms was a supreme pianist and his solo piano music has extraordinary range and variety. His late Intermezzi, however, are stunningly written miniatures.

Recommended recording:
Nicholas Angelich (piano)
Virgin 379 3022

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Violin Concerto

Full of gypsy inflections and wild virtuosity, the Violin Concerto, written in 1879 for Joseph Joachim, is one of the most popular in the repertoire.

Recommended recording:
Nikolaj Znaider (violin), Vienna Philharmonic/Valery Gergiev
RCA 88697103362

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Moon_Ray Discogs Database In Review: February 2019

Looking at the February overview it might look like the volume of Contributor activity dropped off in February… But February has 3 less days than January, and looking at the daily averages tells a different story. They indicate the Contributor Community still have their heads down and are as busy as ever.

We’re sending out a big thanks to all the French and German translators who’ve been working on translating the Submission Guidelines. They’ve already finished the Database Glossary, translations of which we’ll be making public soon. Then it’s on to the rest of the Guidelines!

Every month we’re more excited at the prospects of making Discogs more accessible to people from non-English countries. How else are we going to catalogue all the music in the world?

Overview

Note that whilst the monthly numbers are all down on January, the daily averages are stable, as seen in the graph of daily Submissions below.

 

Daily Submissions

Top Contributors

From The Database Forum

 

Updates To The Submission Guidelines

There are no new updates to the Submission Guidelines from February 2019.

 

 

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Help Musicians UK partners with AIM for three-day flagship conference in April

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