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
Alessandro Ambrosoli - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante & Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (2018)

Alessandro Ambrosoli - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante & Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:39:58 | 231 MB
Label: Dynamic

Franz Liszt's two piano concertos and the 12 Transcendental Studies have long proved a challenge for all great piano virtuosos. Turin-born Alessandro Ambrosoli studied with Lazar Berman and delivers these demanding pieces with brilliant virtuosity, proving himself the equal of many renowned soloists from the past. He performs on this recording with the St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo, another up-and-coming artist.
Jorge Bolet - Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Tre Sonetti del Petrarca & Tannhäuser Overture (2018)

Jorge Bolet, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lawrence Foster, Edo de Waart - Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Tre Sonetti del Petrarca & Tannhäuser Overture (Jorge Bolet: The RIAS recordings, Vol. II) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 318 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 14 | Time: 79:17 min

Jorge Bolet - the last gentleman of the piano: Cuban-American pianist Jorge Bolet (1914-1990), misleadingly labeled the "last Romantic" among 20th century pianists and marketed under this title when he achieved world fame at the end of his career, was first and foremost a gentleman of the piano. Few pianists interpreted the great piano music of the 19th and early 20thcenturies with such unerring stylistic assurance and technical mastery that was at the same time completely free of vanity and striving for effect.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster) [24-96]

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: front cover | RAR | 1.23 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either.
Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the first of three volumes featuring Beethoven's five piano concertos performed by Olli Mustonen, acting here as both soloist and conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The Finnish musician is known for delivering fresh, visionary readings of popular standard repertoire music, such as Beethoven's concertos which he had never recorded before. Mustonen has maintained a close relationship with chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta, accompanying this ambitious recording project with acclaimed tour performances. Also a published composer, Mustonen is playing his own cadenzas in the First Concerto.
Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:10 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68378

Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory, this is a truly legendary performance. Any experienced veteran could be proud of it; that a boy of 12 should possess the necessary technique, the musical understanding and maturity, and the sustained concentration, is almost beyond belief. Reveling in his own limitless virtuosity, Kissin seems to be playing with as well as on the piano with elfin grace and delicacy; yet his command of the keyboard his warm, singing, powerful, varied tone are only tools for expressing his spontaneous response to the music.
Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)

Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:53 | 546 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 50999 5 19310 2 5

With this two-disc set of the piano quartets, Nicholas Angelich proves conclusively that he is the best Brahms pianist of his generation. His previous Brahms recordings – a 2005 disc of the violin sonatas with Renaud Capuçon, a 2006 solo collection featuring the Paganini Variations, a 2007 solo collection of the late piano works, and a 2008 disc of the First Piano Concerto with Paavo Järvi leading the Frankfurt Radio Symphony – showed his skill in a variety of settings.
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.