Big, beefy Brahms here from Julius Katchen who brings muscle to the high-powered sections of the Brahms second concerto. His ‘Paganini Variations’ are by turn, tender, sly and transcendental.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op 83
Paganini Variations, Op 35: Books I & II
Julius Katchen, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
‘Julius Katchen relishes their challenges like a meat-deprived lion jawboning a stack of raw, juicy steaks’ ClassicsToday.com