Brahms, Piano Concerto

Norman Krieger - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Sonata No. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Norman Krieger - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Sonata No. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 80:09 minutes | 676 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"… he owns a world of technique … he always knows exactly where he is going and what he is doing. He never for an instant miscalculates. He communicates urgently but with strict control. He is alert to every manner of nuance and at every dynamic level his tone flatters the ear." - Los Angeles Times
Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998) (Repost)

Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:15 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 60675

The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.
Frank Peter Zimmermann - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Violin Concerto; Schumann: Piano Quartet (2017)

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Violin Concerto; Schumann: Piano Quartet
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 116:01 min | 429 MB
Label: RCO Live | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Bernard Haitnk was the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's chief conductor from 1961-88, and was named honorary conductor in 1999. This album features his 2010 live Johannes Brahms recordings with Emanuel Ax (Piano Concerto No. 1) and Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin Concerto). A brand new studio recording of Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet with Emanuel Ax and RCO principals Vesko Eschkenazy, Henk Rubingh and Gregor Horsch is offered as a makeweight. "…Ax's breathtaking interpretation of the Piano Concerto's Adagio…" (Peter van der Lint, Trouw). "…enchanting moments of peacefulness in the Piano Concerto." (Frederike Berntsen, Telegraaf).
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.

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 (Joaquin Achucarro) (2009)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 28, 2015
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) RE-UP

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: 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.
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  Music

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?