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intangible classics
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The second of our new digital-only 'Intangible Classics' series and of the Diana Boyle edition; these works by Brahms remain much less familiar to many than his Songs without Words and Hungarian Dances, but are pinnacles of the Romantic piano repertoire. Though recorded in 1994, this recording is as fresh as today and was previously on Integra Records (CD).

This album will be available to download or stream from our new website to be launched during 2017, and meanwhile can be obtained from iTunes, Amazon, Qobuz and Primephonic as well as many streaming sites such as Spotify and YouTube Red.


AUDIO SAMPLE: Intermezzo in B flat,
Op. 76 No. 4

dealer release date: February 17, 2017


CD program:
Johannes Brahms:
Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116 No. 4
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 76 No. 6
Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 76 No. 7
Capriccio in C sharp minor, Op. 76 No. 5
Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 118 No. 1
Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op. 117 No. 3
Intermezzo in A flat major, Op. 76 No. 3
Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op. 118 No. 6
Intermezzo in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4
Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1
Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2
Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119 No. 1
Capriccio in C major, Op. 76 No. 8

review extracts: for full reviews click here

The key feature of the English pianist's approach is more evident instability which pushes the balance towards the Romantic rather than the Classical. Boyle uses this ‘instability' to invest the works with a patina of pathos and transforming them into a recipe of sound in which the lines of a past tradition from Mozart through Beethoven come through.” – Andrea Bedetti (CD Classico)