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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Haydn Variations / Belohlavek, Tiberghien, BBC Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501977  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Cédric Tiberghien
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The First Concerto of the 26-year-old Brahms had a curious gestation: begun as a symphony (his actual First Symphony was premiered only 27 years later!), originally scored for two pianos through lack of orchestral experience, it turned into a concerto for just one piano while also providing material for other works (the German Requiem)! Implicitly dedicated to Schumann, the piece initially had difficulty establishing itself in the repertoire before achieving recognition as one of the models of the genre – like the celebrated ‘Haydn’ Variations. The First Concerto of the 26-year-old Brahms had a curious gestation: begun as a symphony (his actual First Symphony was premiered only 27 years later!), originally scored for two pianos through lack of orchestral experience, it turned into a concerto for just one piano while also providing material for other works (the German Requiem)! Implicitly dedicated to Schumann, the piece initially had difficulty establishing itself in the repertoire before achieving recognition as one of the models of the genre – like the celebrated ‘Haydn’ Variations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Cédric Tiberghien (Piano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
2.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 

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