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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Achucarro, Colin Davis/LSO [DVD]

Album Summary

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

This recording commemorates the 50th anniversary of Joaquín Achucarro's debut with the London Symphony Orchestra after winning the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic International Competition in 1959. Recorded at Jerwood Hall, St Luke's, London, with Britain's eminent conductor Colin Davis at the helm, Achucarro delivers a consummate performance that brilliantly expresses his delicate and passionate style. Extra features include a substantial documentary about Achucarro's career and performances of solo piano pieces by Brahms, Chopin, Scriabin and Albéniz filmed in the beautiful setting of the Prado museum, Madrid.

"Achucarro's Brahms Second doesn't sound overly broad or unduly ponderous. That said, it doesn't set things on fire either. If you like a measured, epic Brahms Second, you'll find this one to your liking... Achucarro's Chopin and Scriabin are also quite convincing, and his Albeniz absolutely delightful... The camera work is excellent and the sound vivid. Clearly, there is enough here to heartily recommend this DVD by a man who, with the recent passing of Alicia de Larrocha, is probably the leading pianist from Spain." -Classical.net

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Run Time: 131 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian


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>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Joaquin Achucarro (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878-1881