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Brahms & Saint-saens: Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms / Saint-saens / Bronfman / Ipo / Mehta
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Helicon   Catalog #: 9644   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsCamille Saint-SaënsRobert SchumannFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yefim Bronfman is, without doubt, one of the greatest pianists alive today. He has also been a regular - and very welcome - guest with the IPO for over three decades. The deep friendship between Bronfman, Maestro Mehta and the IPO makes itself felt in these wonderful performances captured in concert - the Saint-Saëns from 1991 and the Brahms from 2009. Bronfman sculpts the Brahms concerto with great bravura and a tone full of nuances, coupled with a depth of expression and seemingly effortless virtuosity. In the Saint-Saëns, and more especially in the 2nd movement, he brings out all the gentleness and elegance associated with the French. In both concerti, Maestro Mehta provides the soloist with the ideal orchestral support Yefim Bronfman is, without doubt, one of the greatest pianists alive today. He has also been a regular - and very welcome - guest with the IPO for over three decades. The deep friendship between Bronfman, Maestro Mehta and the IPO makes itself felt in these wonderful performances captured in concert - the Saint-Saëns from 1991 and the Brahms from 2009. Bronfman sculpts the Brahms concerto with great bravura and a tone full of nuances, coupled with a depth of expression and seemingly effortless virtuosity. In the Saint-Saëns, and more especially in the 2nd movement, he brings out all the gentleness and elegance associated with the French. In both concerti, Maestro Mehta provides the soloist with the ideal orchestral support Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv 
Length: 44 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv 
Length: 23 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3. Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 

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