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Heritage Masters - Brahms: Piano Concertos / Curzon


Release Date: 03/31/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001268202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Clifford Curzon
Conductor:  George SzellHans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15: 1. Maestoso - Poco più moderato
Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15: 2. Adagio
Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15: 3. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 1. Allegro non troppo
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 2. Allegro appassionato
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 3. Andante - Più adagio
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83: 4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Classic in every sense October 25, 2012 By Rory R. (Winnipeg, MB) See All My Reviews "Often 'classic' performances seem overrated for some, often undefinable reason, but not here. These performances are the kind one keeps coming back to, no matter who is the current piano 'star'. Curzon surging confidence in the 1st, and his wonderful, rapt understanding of the melancholy in much of the 2nd, provide interpretations to cherish." Report Abuse
 Dated recordings October 20, 2012 By Robert Shultz (San Francisco, CA) See All My Reviews "These recordings were made 50 or 60 years ago, and they sound like it. The brass section is particularly over-balanced. I am surprised that modern technology could not have produced a more refined sound. The piano in the Knappertsbusch sounds rather tinkly." Report Abuse
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