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Dennis Brain

alp, 1921-1957 GB, London
Classical

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.

     
Instruments
  • Alphorn
  • French horn
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major. K. 412: 1. Allegro on The Essence of Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major. K. 412: 2. Rondo (Allegro) on The Essence of Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
Horn Quintet in E flat major, K. 407: III. Rondo. Allegro on Mozart For Brain Power by Various Artists
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299: II. Andantino on Mozart: Divertimento No. 2 & Concerto for Flute and Harp by Dennis Brain, Rene Le Roy, Lili Laskine & Sir Thomas Beecham
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 11: I. Allegro on R.Strauss & Hindemith : Horn Concertos etc/Dennis Brain by Dennis Brain
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, K.412 (1997 - Remaster): I. Allegro on Mozart: Horn Concertos/ Quintet, K. 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan/Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan & Philharmonia Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E Flat Major, K.495 (1997 - Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro vivace) on Mozart: Horn Concertos/ Quintet, K. 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan/Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan & Philharmonia Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E Flat Major, K.447 (1997 - Remaster): I. Allegro on Mozart: Horn Concertos/ Quintet, K. 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan/Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan & Philharmonia Orchestra
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 3 in E flat major, KV447 (1997 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Romance (Larghetto) on Mozart: Horn Concertos/ Quintet, K. 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan/Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan & Philharmonia Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 447: I. Allegro on Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 / Violin Concerto No. 4 / Horn Concerto No. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Ernest Bour & Hans Rosbaud

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Karajan And His Soloists I (1948-1958)Herbert von Karajan, Dennis Brain, Walter Gieseking, Dinu Lipatti, Hans Richter-Haaser2017Album
The Essential CollectionDennis Brain2013Compil.
The World Of Dennis BrainDennis Brain2009Compil.
The Four Horn Concertos, Quintet For Piano And Wind InstrumentsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, Dennis Brain, Philharmonia Wind Ensemble, Walter Gieseking2007Album
Dennis Brain 1921-1957Dennis Brain2007Compil.
BBC Legends BrainDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Robert Schumann, Peter Racine Fricker, Darius Milhaud2006Album
Hindemith Orchestral WorksPaul Hindemith — Dennis Brain, Louis Cahuzac, Philharmonia Orchestra2006Compil.
Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings / Les Illuminations / NocturneBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, Sir Eugene Goossens2006Album
A Lennox Berkeley Centenary AlbumLennox Berkeley, Dennis Brain, Colin Horsley, Pamela Bowden, John Minchinton, Thomas Hemsley, Ernest Lush2003Compil.
Horn Concerto No. 4 In E FlatDennis Brain, Hallé Orchestra2002Album
BBC Legends BrainDennis Brain, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gordon Jacob, Paul Hindemith, Gilbert Vinter, Dennis Brain Wind Quintet, Benjamin Britten, George Malcolm, Mewton-Wood, The BBC Concert Orchestra, Vilem Tausky2002Compil.
Concerto A Major KV 488 / Concerto D Major KV 218 / Recitativo And Rondo „Ch'io Mi Scordi Di Te“ KV 505 / Concerto E Flat Major KV 447Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Friedrich Gulda / Arthur Grumiaux / Suzanne Danco, Maria Bergmann / Dennis Brain, Südwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden, Hans Rosbaud / Ernest Bour2002Album
BBC Legends BrainDennis Brain, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Alan Civil, Peter Pears, Mewton-Wood, Leo Wurmser, Dennis Brain Wind Quintet2001Compil.
BBC Legends BrainDennis Brain, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Paul Dukas, Marin Marais2000Compil.
Our Hunting Fathers · Who Are These Children? · Still Falls The Rain · LachrymaeBenjamin Britten - Peter Pears · Dennis Brain, The London Symphony Orchestra1999Album
Dennis BrainDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss1998Album
Dennis Brain - His Early Recordings (1939-1946)Dennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven1997Compil.
Aubrey & Dennis BrainAubrey Brain & Dennis Brain - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms1996Compil.
Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 - Divertimento K334Aubrey Brain, Dennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1992Compil.
Piano Quartets / Horn QuintetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dennis Brain, Clifford Curzon, Amadeus-Quartett, The Griller String Quartet1990Album
Serenade / Winter Words / Michelangelo SonnetsBenjamin Britten - Peter Pears, Dennis Brain1986Album
The Art Of Dennis BrainDennis Brain1982Compil.
Serenade, Op. 31 / On Wenlock EdgeBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Zorian String Quartet1979Album
His Last BroadcastsDennis Brain Introduced By Wilfrid Parry1979Album
In RecitalDennis Brain Plays Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Darius Milhaud1979Album
The Art Of The French HornDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Marin Marais1978Album
Unique BBC Sound Archive Recordings From His Last BroadcastsDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Marin Marais1974Album
Unique BBC Sound Archive Recordings From His Last BroadcastsDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Marin Marais1974Album
Horn ConcertosDennis Brain1972Album
Serenade For Tenor, Horn, and Strings; Diversions For Piano (Left Hand)Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, Julius Katchen, Sir Eugene Goossens, The London Symphony Orchestra, The New Symphony Orchestra Of London1972Album
The Art Of Dennis Brain, Vol. 3Dennis Brain1971Album
Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings / A Ceremony Of Carols / Missa BrevisBenjamin Britten ; Peter Pears, Dennis Brain1969Album
The Art Of Dennis Brain. Vol. 2Dennis Brain1968Album
Dennis BrainDennis Brain1966Compil.
Piano Concerto / Trio For Violin, Horn And PianoJohn Ireland, Lennox Berkeley - Colin Horsley, Manoug Parikian, Dennis Brain, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron1965Album
Sonata In F Major, Opus 17 For Horn And PianoLudwig van Beethoven / Dennis Brain (Horn) And Denis Matthews1960Single
Symphonia Serena for Orchestra / Concerto for Horn and OrchestraPaul Hindemith, Philharmonia Orchestra, Dennis Brain1960Album
Quintet In E Flat Major K. 452 / Trio For Violin Horn And PianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dennis Brain, Colin Horsley, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble, Lennox Berkeley, Manoug Parikian1959Album
Les Illuminations / Serenade For Tenor, Horn And StringsBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, Sir Eugene Goossens, The New Symphony Orchestra Of London1958Album
Horn ConcertosRichard Strauss, Dennis Brain1956Album
Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Dennis Brain And Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Herbert von Karajan1954Album
Mozart: Concerto No. 2 In E-flat Major For Horn And Orchestra (K.417); Concerto No.4 In E-flat Major For Horn And Orchestra (K.495)Dennis Brain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra1950Album
Mozart Divertimento No. 17 In D (k. 334)Lener String Quartet, Aubrey Brain, Dennis Brain1950Album
Concerto No. 1 In E Flat For Horn And OrchestraDennis Brain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera, Richard Strauss1947Album
Concerto No. 2 In E-flat For Horn And OrchestraDennis Brain And The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Walter Susskind : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1946Album
Dennis Brain Spielt Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, DukasDennis Brain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Paul DukasAlbum
Distinguished Concerti For Wind Instruments - Vol 3Richard Strauss, Dennis Brain, Leon Goossens, Alceo Galliera, Philharmonia OrchestraAlbum
Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major for Horn and Orchestra (K 495)Dennis Brain, Hallé OrchestraAlbum
VillanelleDennis Brain, Gerald MooreAlbum
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