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Rubinstein Collection Vol 38 - Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2


Release Date: 10/09/2001 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63038   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 1958 Brahms 2nd, the third of four Artur Rubinstein recorded in the studio, might well be considered a summation of his “romantic“ view of the work—a better integrated, more controlled account than those he produced with Albert Coates (the very first recording of the work, made in 1930) and Charles Munch in 1953. Rubinstein went on to record still another version, I believe in 1971, with Eugene Ormandy, which may well be his finest. Still, in its somewhat unstylish, at times even Chopinized way, this 1958 reading proves a refreshing alternative to other, better integrated approaches, and the digital remastering of the early stereo sound is astonishing, with splendid clarity and impact and virtually no audible hiss. The three solo piano Read more pieces are also superbly remastered and a welcome bonus.

-- Mortimer H. Frank, FANFARE [9/1987] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/04/1958 
2.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
3.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 5, Intermezzo in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
4.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 

Sound Samples

Allegro non troppo
Allegro appassionato
Andante
Allegretto grazioso
No. 2 in B-flat minor
No. 5 in E Minor
No. 2 in G Minor

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