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Historic - Wilhelm Backhaus plays Brahms & Schumann

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
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Notes & Reviews:

These vital, insightful performances by one of the great pianists of the 20th century include Backhaus' first recording of the Brahms Concerto and his only recording of the Schumann Fantasia in C Major. Wilhelm Backhaus was considered to be the last great representative of a classic German music tradition cultivated at the conservatory in his birthplace of Leipzig. Based on fabulous technical virtuosity, his playing was straightforward and without frills, persuasive and marked by great integrity.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 43 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836