Johannes Brahms Piano Concertos No. 1

Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano); Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Karl Böhm

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Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 763-2 | Time: 01:31:50

As an eleven-year-old in 1895, Wilhelm Backhaus met and performed for D'Albert, Grieg, Nikisch and Brahms, among others. Here was a pianist who shunned hectoring gestures of the late Romantic era for economy and purposefulness. "His facial expression always remained steady, showing an unceasing concentration on the sounds his hands were coaxing from the instrument with such concentrated energy. Everything lay in the act of playing, just as the preoccupation of a great painter or sculptor would be not with technique as such, but with craftsmanship - that is, skill not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for the idea - giving pleasure to those who were able to watch and hear how a true master would execute even difficult passages effortlessly," writes Walter Frei. This 2-CD set brings together Backhaus's recordings with Karl Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic of the two Brahms Piano Concertos.
Claudio Arrau - Brahms - Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 2 (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}

Claudio Arrau - Brahms - Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 2 (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}
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Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1963, 2016 Parlophone / Warner Music | Warner Classics | 0825646768110
Classical / Romantic / Concerto

Two generous, aristocratic musicians, both of Latin origin, join forces for these magnificent performances of Brahms’ piano concertos. Claudio Arrau spent a substantial period in Berlin, and through his teacher Martin Krause had a line to Franz Liszt, while Carlo Maria Giulini’s relationship with Austro-German music was deepened by his years as a viola player in Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, performing under such conductors as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Otto Klemperer and Bruno Walter.
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. 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
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos; Leon Fleisher, piano; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major; Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Waltzes Op. 39; Leon Fleisher (piano); The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Classical | 2CD | EAC RIP | APE+LOG+M3U, No CUE | Full scans| 568 Mb | RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical- 63225

The terms "classic" and "definitive", so overused that they are in danger of losing their meaning, absolutely apply to these recordings. The Fleisher/Szell Brahms Piano Concertos, recorded in 1958 and 1962, had not been available since their 1980s incarnation as Odyssey LPs. Now, in amazingly solid, vibrant remastered sound Sony has resurrected these mighty performances, which along with Fleisher's Beethoven concerto recordings, are vital documents of this pianist's early prowess - stunning technique, penetrating musicianship, and well-channeled passion. Szell's fiery, tempestuous reading of the Piano Concerto No. 1's orchestral score (with a riled up Cleveland Orchestra) has never been surpassed, let alone equaled, not even by Szell himself in his subsequent recordings. Fleisher and Szell present the Second Concerto in a grandly classical manner, relating it to Beethoven's Emperor and avoiding the massiveness and bulk of some more recent interpretations. Here the pianist tellingly combines wit and intelligence with a powerful sense of urgency. The same goes for the appended Waltzes and Handel Variations from 1956, which Fleisher plays with such brilliance that we can't wait for the next passage. Sony has jettisoned the original cardboard packaging for the more sturdy jewel box, hence this new review. Whether paper or plastic, get these great performances while you still can
- Victor Carr; Classicstoday.com
Helene Grimaud - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Hélène Grimaud - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013]
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Japanese Remastered Reissue '2013 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSW-90083
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.
[SDRR] J. Brahms-Piano Quartet no 1 + J.S. Bach-Transcriptions for Orchestra-Transcription for Oboe

J. Brahms-Piano Quartet no 1 + J.S. Bach-Transcriptions for Orchestra-Transcription for Oboe
Classical | wav | EAC | No CUE | NO LOG | No cover | 450Mb | 76:20 | 2009 | RS | SDRR-CD1003

This is a Satellite Digital Radio Recording (SDRR) of high quality stereo sound.


Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

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Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807668 | Time: 01:11:40

On his fourth recording for harmonia mundi, GRAMMY-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-orchestral program featuring Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet No.1. With its use of folk melodies to generate tremendous momentum and dramatic impact, the Concerto for Orchestra established Lutoslawski as Poland's leading contemporary composer. Harth-Bedoya couples this powerful and complex score with Schoenberg's rich and colorful arrangement of one of Brahms's most popular chamber works.
Trio Wanderer & Christophe Gaugué - Brahms: Piano Quartet No.3, Piano Trio No.1 (2016)

Trio Wanderer & Christophe Gaugué - Brahms: Piano Quartet No.3, Piano Trio No.1 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:13:50 | 170 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Brahms almost completely rewrote his Trio Op. 8 35 years after its first performance – yet the rarely performed original version (recorded here) is a splendid example of the impetuous, fantastical universe of the young composer. Similarly, his intense self-criticism meant it took him 19 years to produce the definitive version of his Piano Quartet Op.60, perhaps the freest and most intimate of his three works for these forces.