Dennis Brain

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Dennis Brain (17 May 1921 – 1 September 1957) was a British virtuoso horn player who was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public. With the collaboration of Herbert von Karajan and the Philharmonia Orchestra, he produced what many still consider to be the definitive recordings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's horn concerti.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Horn Concertos Mozart; Dennis Brain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 4
1998 Horn Concertos / Wind Quintet Mozart; Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Colin Horsley, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble 6
1998 The Two Horn Concertos / Horn Concerto Richard Strauss, Paul Hindemith; Dennis Brain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Paul Hindemith 2
2000 Beethoven: Horn Quintet, op. 16 / Mozart: Horn Quintet, K. 407 / Brahms: Horn Trio, op. 40 Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms; Dennis Brain, English String Quartet, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble 1
2001 Beethoven: Sextet, op. 81b / Schubert: "Auf dem Strom" / Haydn: Horn Concerto no. 1 Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn; Dennis Brain, Alan Civil, Peter Pears, Noel Mewton-Wood, Léo Wurmser, Dennis Brain Wind Quintet 1
Britten: Serenade / Berkeley: Horn Trio / Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 Britten, Berkeley, Bach; Pears, Goossens, Dennis Brain 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Horn Concerto no. 2 in E-flat / Divertimento no. 17 for 2 Horns and Strings in D major / Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major Dennis Brain 1
2008 Dennis Brain: The Horn Player Dennis Brain 2

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