Barenboim plays Brahms

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Barenboim plays Brahms



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28th Nov 2011




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Barenboim plays Brahms


Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Recorded live at Stadthalle Erlangen, 1991

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Recorded live at the Gasteig, Munich, 1991

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Brahms’s two piano concertos are from opposite ends of his creative years... The first work evinces a titanic struggle, while the second is warmer and rounder, but no less passionate, and shows Brahms at his consummate best.

Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim.

This is a new release of the series of Metropolitan Munich programs.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 4:3

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Runnning time: 111 mins

BBC Music Magazine

May 2012


“These performances were filmed in 1991, when Sergiu Celibidache was in his 80th year and he and Daniel Barenboim interpretatively at the height of their powers...Celibidache and Barenboim produce a very monumental D minor...Great warmth, but also extreme clarity of sound and instrumental balance, distinguishes Barenboim and Celibidache's view of the B flat Concerto”

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