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


Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Pieces
Wilhelm Backhaus; Karl Böhm
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4800800
Barcode
00028948008001
Format
2-CD
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
CD 1
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
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

CD 2
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118

Wilhelm Backhaus, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker
Karl Böhm

Recording information

Recording producers: Victor Olof (Piano Concerto No. 1); James Walker (Piano pieces); Ray Minshull (Piano Concerto No. 2)
Recording engineers: Cyril Windebank (Piano Concerto No. 1); Gil Went (Piano pieces); Michael Mailes (Piano Concerto No. 2)
Recording locations: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, June 1953 (Piano Concerto No. 1), Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, November 1956 (Piano pieces); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, April 1967 (Piano Concerto No. 2)

Reviews

what a delectable issue … Backhaus’ style while not flamboyant, strikes to the very pith of the music, drawing out all its drama’ Limelight