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Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2, Etc / Bachauer, Skrowaczewski


Release Date: 09/20/1994 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434340   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFranz LisztLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kenneth HeathGina Bachauer
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kenneth Heath (Cello), Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 43 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2. Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1863; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1963 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1963 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 FABULOUS ! April 23, 2014 By G. Price (Virginia Beach, VA) See All My Reviews "It's wonderful that arkivmusic.com is continuing to make this otherwise out-of-print recording of Gina Bachauer available to the public on an on-demand basis. I have MANY recordings of the Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto, and this rates among the very highest. Each artist brings their own flavor, character, and musicianship (three essentials that comprise ARTISTRY) to the pieces they play or have played - and of course the more interesting the musical personality of the interpreter, all the more the musical enjoyment is enhanced. My other favorite recorded renderings of which I own (not in any particular order of preference) are: Gilels, Rubinstein, Backhaus, Cliburn, Richter, Horowitz, Gutierrez, Watts, Gieseking (only two mvts. available on the Artibter label), Jando, Tomsic, and Ousset. Why have so many recordings of the same piece? Well - when it's a favorite piece of music (such as the Brahms 2nd is to me), then I want to hear what my favorite artists have to say in it. Besides, each orchestra, conductor, piano & technician, along with audio recording engineer - they all bring a different chemistry to bear on a masterpiece. The other selections by Brahms, Liszt, and Beethoven on this recording are marvelous as well. But in my estimation - Brahms in particular requires a certain kind of alternating between dramatic gravity (solemnity), and serenity. Lyricism and lushness of musical sound are also key ingredients to adequately surveying and capturing the landscape of Brahms' sound world. I think Bachauer does it to the 9's." Report Abuse
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