Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 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

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Artwork included
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.

Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Garrick Ohlsson (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 13, 2014
Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Garrick Ohlsson (2013)

Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Garrick Ohlsson (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Abc Classics | Catalog Number: 4810409

There's nothing revelatory in this live recording of Brahms' two piano concertos by an American pianist, Japanese conductor, and Australian orchestra. That is, except for the music itself. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, with an octave-and-a-half reach equal to Brahms' own, has the power for the titanic Beethovenian gestures of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, and for its foot-stomper of a finale, which is as good a place as any for the neophyte classical listener to start. Ohlsson is equally adept in catching the spacious and subtle dimensions of the second concerto, which one Viennese critic termed a symphony with piano obbligato.

Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2  Music

Posted by platico at Aug. 29, 2009
Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms · Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 · Vladimir Ashkenazy · Concertgebouw Orchestra · Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra · Bernard Haitink
APE+CUE 384 MB | Booklet | MP3 HQ 165 MB | Scans | EASY CD-DA 12 | No Log | 1983/1984
Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 "Pasticcio Concertos" (2016)

Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 "Pasticcio Concertos"
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:28 min | 249 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Final disc in Ronald Brautigam's traversal of Mozart's piano concertos. Throughout the ten previous discs in their series of Mozart's complete piano concertos, Ronald Brautigam and Die Kölner Akademie have offered up fresh, sometimes bracing readings of these perennial favourites. 'An ideal mixture of clarity and stylish effervescence' (International Record Review), 'as near as dammit what Mozart's audiences would have heard' (Classic FM Magazine) and 'a completely new, crisp 'Mozart-feel' for the 21st century' (Stereoplay) are just some of the responses from the international music press.

Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 17, 2017
Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)

Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:35:28 | 422 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 000658802

When he announced in 2004 that he was stepping down as music director from the Royal Concertgebouw, easily one of the best orchestras in the world, it would have been easy for anyone to brand Riccardo Chailly as clinically insane. His announcement stunned the music world. The young, passionate Chailly had succeeded in bringing a new energy and vitality to the Concertgebouw during his impressive 16-year tenure.
Alessandro Marangoni, Malmö SO, Andrew Mogrelia - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; 4 Dances (2012)

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Four Dances (2012)
Alessandro Marangoni (piano); Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572823 | Time: 01:16:41

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s two Piano Concertos form a contrasting pair. Concerto No 1, written in 1927, is a vivid and witty example of his romantic spirit, exquisite melodies and rich yet transparent orchestration. Concerto No 2, composed a decade later, is a darker, more dramatic and virtuosic work. The deeply-felt and dreamlike slow movement and passionate finale are tinged with bleak moments of sombre agitation, suggestive of unfolding tragic events with the imminent introduction of the Fascist Racial Laws that led Castelnuovo-Tedesco to seek exile in the USA in 1939. The Four Dances from ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, part of the composer’s recurring fascination for the art of Shakespeare, are atmospheric, richly characterised and hugely enjoyable. This is their first performance and recording.
Bartok - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Pollini, CSO, Abbado (1979) {Deutsche Grammophon 415 371-2}

Bartok - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Pollini, CSO, Abbado (1979) {Deutsche Grammophon 415 371-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 211 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 415 371-2
Classical / Concertos

Bartók's Piano Concertos are among the most difficult ever written; only a piano virtuoso of amazing dexterity, along with a virtuoso orchestra, can play them. Maurizio Pollini is that pianist, and the Chicago Symphony is that orchestra. The pianist's command of the music is consistently impressive, and Claudio Abbado leads the orchestra in extremely close sympathy with the pianist. The result is a set of performances that would be ideal except for two factors. One is that this LP reissue contains only two Concertos, when all three can fit on one CD. The other is that the recording balance so undervalues the orchestra that you can't hear everything. I'd love to hear these artists rerecord the same music with better engineering. –Leslie Gerber
Martin Stadtfeld - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 9, Pieces from London Sketchbook (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Martin Stadtfeld - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 9, Pieces from London Sketchbook (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 102:28 minutes | 943 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Für seine erste, sehr erfolgreiche Aufnahme mit Klavierkonzerten Mozarts hat Martin Stadtfeld von der Presse großes Lob bekommen. Jetzt widmet er sein neues Doppel-Album dem jungen Mozart. Zwei »Salzburger Klavierkonzerte« hat er mit dem Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg unter Mozart-Spezialist Ivor Bolten eingespielt: das erste Klavierkonzert KV 37 des 10-jährigen Mozart (von 1766) und das lange als »Jeunehomme« bekannte Klavierkonzert Nr. 9, KV 271, welches 10 Jahre später entstand und als erstes Meister-Konzert gilt. Für beide Konzerte schrieb Stadtfelld neue Kadenzen.
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:07 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Over the next four seasons, the celebrated Norwegian pianist and newly-signed exclusive Sony Classical artist Leif Ove Andsnes will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities to the music of Beethoven.
Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.