Brahms & Saint-saens: Piano Concerto No. 2

Release Date: 6/14/2011
Label: Helicon
Catalog Number: HEL 029644
Performer: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Number of Discs: 1

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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
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
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
3. Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
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
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 ;
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