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

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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Pieces
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) / Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Bohm

[ ABC Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 1 July 2008

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.

Tracks:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76 No. 2
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1
Rhapsody No.1 in B minor, Op. 79 No. 1
Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116 No. 6
Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2
Intermezzo in C major, Op. 119 No. 3
Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118