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Classics - Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 / Gutiérrez, Previn


Release Date: 07/22/2003 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80252   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Horacio Gutierrez
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 49 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great Performance May 12, 2018 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "The Brahms Piano Concerto #1 never ceases to amaze me. Every time I listen to this fabulous work, regardless of who is performing it, I tell myself I'm in music Valhalla. I'm sure there are some substandard recordings and interpretations out there among the dozens and dozens available, but this one certainly isn't one of them. Conductor Andre Previn, soloist Horacio Gutierrez, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present a strongly articulated and altogether superb performance of this masterwork. Most Arkivmusic patrons who happen to take a look at these notes will probably already be familiar with Brahms PC#1, so I won't belabor the point about the glories of this composition. What strikes the listener is the excellence of the performers, from conductor Andre Previn down to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, about whom little needs to be said. The icing on the cake is Telarc's top notch sound, and for those who know Telarc, I'm preaching to the choir. Brahms' Tragic Overture is a fine complement to the piano concerto, juxtaposing a sense of fate and foreboding to the concerto's optimistic (although serious) ambience. If you don't yet own a recording of the Brahms Piano Concerto #1, this superb Telarc offering deserves serious consideration. I would even go so far as to venture that it is pretty close to the real Valhalla recording of this work- the legendary Fleisher/Szell effort, which I believe is still available." Report Abuse
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