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Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Kovacevich

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>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for piano in E flat minor, Op. 4
>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for piano, Op. 76

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for piano in E flat minor, Op. 4
>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for piano, Op. 76
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Notes & Reviews:

Stephen Kovacevich was at the height of his considerable powers when he first recorded the two Brahms piano concertos, his titanic pianistic technique showing off these two bookends of Brahms's career. The concertos are generously coupled with roughly contemporaneous solo works.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 48 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for piano in E flat minor, Op. 4
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Brahms, Johannes : Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 50 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for piano, Op. 76
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871-1878