Brahms, Piano Concerto

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at April 21, 2016
Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (2016)

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:12:07 | 167 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 (Joaquin Achucarro) (2009)

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 (Joaquín Achúcarro) (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19924 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 40,1GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit / 2304 kbps | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 6912 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 53 min | 7,59GB
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis, at St Luke's Hall, London. Also included is a solo performance filmed amongst the paintings of the Goya Gallery at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Clifford Curzon; George Szell, London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (1962/2014)

Clifford Curzon; George Szell, LSO - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 50:24 minutes | 2,09 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Highdeftapetransfers.com | Digital booklet

…Pianist Clifford Curzon joins the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell for this recording of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15.
Clifford Curzon; LSO, George Szell - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1962/2014)

Clifford Curzon; LSO, George Szell - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1962/2014)
Classical, Instrumental | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:24 min | ~119 MB
Label: HDTT | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2014

Pianist Clifford Curzon joins the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell for this recording of Brahms'Piano Concerto No. 1.
This 1962 recording of Brahms's massive First Concerto was an instant classic when originally released. Pianist Clifford Curzon, Conductor George Szell and the London Symphony Orchestra unite for a Truly Stunning Performance! Clifford Curzon gets to the heart of the music, capturing the high drama of the symphonic opening movement, and his rapt concentration makes a profound effect in the Adagio, famous for his controversially slow tempo.
Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Krystian Zimerman - Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (1984)

Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Krystian Zimerman - Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (1984)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 1 CD | RAR size: 229 MB | scans @ 600dpi | TT 54:09 | RS/FP
Genre: Classical (Romantic) | Released: 1984 | Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog #: 413 472-1 GH

This Zimerman recording of the Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1 may have received some critical lambasting when it was originally released. However, despite this, I find that this recording is unjustly underrated because in its own special way it plumbs the depths of Brahms' heart and soul. Zimerman, although he recorded this in his late-twenties, interprets the solo part with insight, and does not go over-the-top with pianistic pyrotechnics, as most other pianists tend to do. Bernstein leads the Viennese musicians in a sympathetic accompaniment that serves as a perfect foil to Zimerman's parts and allows him to integrate into the orchestral texture. And the DG recording, although not entirely clear, is characterised by the atmosphere and bloom of the Vienna Musikverein, despite the extreme forward balance of the piano.

Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2 - Arrau, Markevitch  

Posted by DentonW at Aug. 25, 2011
Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2 - Arrau, Markevitch

Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2 - Claudio Arrau, Igor Markevitch
EAC (FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans 600 dpi | 1CD, 259 MB + 47,4 MB (.rar 3% rec.) | FS and RS
Classical | Label: INA 247322, France 1996 (live performance 1976)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15 - Gary Graffman; Bosnon Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch (request)

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Capriccio brilliant in B minor Op. 22
Gary Graffman, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 281 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | No scans | RS + 4shared links
Publisher: BMG/RCA Victor | Recorded: 1958 | Published: Unknown date

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15 - Gary Graffman; Bosnon Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch (request)

I can't think of any professional performer who wouldn't be glad to claim Graffman's tremendously solid, albeit simpler pianism. Indeed, Graffman's sense of forward sweep and sustaining power within long, introspective passages score over what Van Cliburn halfheartedly delivered in his own recording with the Boston Symphony a few years later…Reissued through Arkivmusic.com's "on demand" program, this disc is well worth hearing. -Jed Distler; classicstoday.com
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein (1998)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | 221 MB (RAR 3% Rec) | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | Cat No. SK 60675

Newly remastered from a Voice of America mono off-line aircheck, one hears more detail and ambiance here than in previous reissues of this controversial performance taped live at Carnegie Hall April 6th, 1962. The conductor's infamous "disclaimer" disassociating himself from Glenn Gould's slow tempi is preserved along with a snippet from an interview in which Gould defends both his interpretation and Bernstein's actions. The first movement starts slow, but insidiously speeds up to a tempo not far from the norm. Flickering in and out of Bernstein's turgid orchestral backdrop, Gould downplays the music's fiery intensity, seeking to emphasize its meditative qualities and contrapuntal implications. If Sony wanted to issue a Gould Brahms D- Minor, why not the more incisive, and far better-engineered October 1962 Baltimore version?
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1, Piano Quartet No 1 / Barenboim, Rattle (2010)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1, Piano Quartet No 1 / Barenboim, Rattle (2010)
Classical - Piano - Orchestral | DVD Video | DVD-9 | Full covers | 102 mins + 18 mins | 7.57 GB | FileServe + FileSonic + Hotfile
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | 5217 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: Euroarts
English | Dolby Digital | 48000 Hz | AC3, 6ch, 448 kb/s + DTS, 6ch, 755 kb/s | RAR 4% Rec

These extraordinary performances were recorded live at the Herodes Atticus Odeon in Athens in 2004 and offer the first musical encounter between Daniel Barenboim and Simon Rattle. One-time rivals for the post of principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, they here unite, happy to pay tribute to each other in a performance of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto of an epic grandeur and raw emotional intensity. Barenboim, pianist, conductor and political activist, has clearly reached the pinnacle of a dazzling career (a prophecy of his recent London performances of the complete Beethoven sonatas and concertos) that has ranged from prodigy to the fullest maturity. Caught on this form, few musicians can approach him in stature. Rattle launches the opening tutti with an explosive force, and after an oddly stiff and self-conscious entry (music that Tovey claimed as equal to anything in Bach’s St Matthew Passion) he quickly declares his true status, playing with a dark eloquence and with a breadth and range of inflection that allows him to savour every detail. Rarely can the first movement’s coda have emerged with such frenzied emotion, and here in particularly both Barenboim and Rattle combine to sound like King Lear raging against the universe (“Blow winds and crack your cheeks…”). The second movement, Brahms’s response to Schumann’s attempted suicide, is weighted with an almost unbearable significance and intensity, and in the finale Wolf’s strange dictum, “Brahms cannot exult”, is turned topsy-turvy.