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Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Pieces

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79
>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzo for piano in E minor, Op. 119/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
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Notes & Reviews:

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 Ear 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 2cd Set Brings Together Backhaus's Recordings With Karl B+¦hm And The Vienna Philharmonic Of The Two Brahms Piano Concertos - The First Recorded In 1953, The Second In 1967 Shortly After The Pianist's 83rd Birthday! They Are Coupled With A Generous Selection Of The Composer's Piano Pieces, Performed With The Same Nobility And Breadth. Artists: Wilhelm Backhaus - Piano, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl B+¦hm



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 43 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76 :: Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76/2
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 :: Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79/1
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzo for piano in E minor, Op. 119/2
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performers: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano); Emanuel Brabec (Cello)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 47 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892