Brahms Six Pieces for Piano Op. 118 No. 2 in A Major (Intermezzo)
Johannes Brahms, Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, No. 2 in A Major (Intermezzo). Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com.
|Track ID number:||20681|
|CD-collection containing this track:||Music collection: Classical Piano Favorites, Vol. 5|
|Genres:||Brahms -- Soft: Piano Music, Solo Piano -- Film & Soundtrack: Tender, Touching, Romantic underscores|
|Moods/Emotions:||Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Peaceful / Tranquil / Bliss -- Angelic / Heavenly / Delightful -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective -- Sweet / Pretty / Adorable / Innocent|
|Suggested Production Types:||Historical: Older History / Ancient -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Love Story / Romance -- Period Drama / Melodrama -- TV Commercial - Reflection / Thoughtful|
|Prominent Instruments:||Piano (Acoustic)|
|Tempo feel:||Slow -- Medium|
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|Artist:||Brahms, Johannes -- Vadim Chaimovich|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (Track not PRO registered)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897
German composer Johannes Brahms is one of the most widely respected and enjoyed classical artists of all time. He is grouped with Bach and Beethoven as part of the Three Bs of classical music.
Brahms showed exceptional skill as a pianist from a very young age. He was the son of a double bassist who played in the Hamburg Philharmonic Society. Brahms began his career practicing in taverns, bistros, and brothels. As he grew into his twenties, he mingled with other talents, including composer Robert Schumann.
Brahms worked mostly from Vienna from 1862 onwards, where he focused solely on composing. He produced opulent symphonies, powerful concertos, as well as chamber music. His works are noteworthy for including clarinet.
A perfectionist, Brahms’ oeuvre is notable in its intertwining of the music elements of counterpoint and development within a structured, yet expressive form.
Academic Festival Overture
Piano Concertos #'s 1, 2
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony #1 in C Minor
Playing the piano is Vadim Chaimovich's first and foremost passion and his heart belongs to classical music, from Baroque to Modernism. In the meantime, his performances have been viewed over five million times on YouTube and gained him a large international fan base. Newspaper critics are unanimous in their praise of his interpretations deeming them as "sensitive and expressive", "intelligent and powerful". Meanwhile film and TV placements of Vadim's recordings include such shorts as "Waiting for a Stranger" (2011) and "Killing Time" (2015), a TV Series "#LoveMonkeyChocolateFlowers" (2014 –) and a 2014 drama "Female Pervert" by Jiyoung Lee as well as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival award winning cartoon " Sidewalk Scribble" by Peter Lowey.
Vadim Chaimovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and gave his debut performance with an orchestra aged seven. He is a graduate with honors from two conservatoires of music and received prizes at many international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Germany) and the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (USA). In 2003, Vadim Chaimovich’s outstanding artistry was distinguished with the Promotion Prize of the Dresden Art and Culture Foundation. He is also the winner of the 2009 10th International Web Concert Hall Competition (USA). As the First Prize winner of the 2009 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York) he gave his debut performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Vadim has given numerous concerts across Europe, in Japan and the USA, among others at the Vienna Musikverein and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall New York as well as at such renowned international music festivals as the Dresden Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He collaborated with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra etc. His third live CD "Kontraste" appeared in 2013 and received two prestigious Global Music Awards.