Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

Catalogue No:

ICAC5048

Series:

Legacy

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Oct 2011

Barcode:

5060244550483

Length:

75 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1


Albéniz:

Triana (from Iberia, book 2)

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 29 September 1958

Brahms:

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

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11 October 1967

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Chopin:

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

BBC Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London, 4 October 1965

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

BBC Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London, 4 October 1965

Schumann:

The Prophet Bird Op. 82 No. 7

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 29 September 1958

plus:

Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K.466 and Brahms’ Concerto No.1 with John Amis

BBC STUDIOS, LONDON, 15 DECEMBER 1967


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The American pianist Julius Katchen (1926–1969) was a child prodigy who at age 11 performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. In 1946 Katchen toured Europe, settled in Paris in late 1947 and became a frequent performer on the European concert platform.

His technique was ‘gold plated’ and despite his early death at aged 43 from cancer, he had a large discography which still sells today. In December 1968 he famously participated in the two-day spectacular known as the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus, playing the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata K545 and Falla’s ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ from El amor brujo.

Katchen made a major study of Brahms during his career and this 1967 live broadcast of Brahms Piano Concerto No.1, with the distinguished German conductor Rudolf Kempe, reflects his deep understanding of this composer.

This recording gives the collector the rare opportunity of hearing Katchen ‘live’ in comparison to his studio account made much earlier in 1959.

The fill-ups consist of familiar Katchen composers, Chopin and Liszt but also two new additions to his discography, Schumann's Prophet Bird Op.82, No.7 and Albéniz’s Triana.

Completing this CD is a rare interview with John Amis where Katchen discusses his early life including his thoughts on Mozart and Brahms interpretation.

These recordings have never been released before and have been remastered using ICA’s Ambient Mastering process which recreates the atmosphere of the concert hall.

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

I. Maestoso

II. Adagio

III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo

Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Franz Liszt: Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S514/R181, "Mephisto Waltz No. 1"

Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S514/R181, "Mephisto Waltz No. 1"

Robert Schumann: Waldscenen, Op. 82

Waldscenen, Op. 82: No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The Prophetic Bird)

Isaac Albeniz: Iberia, Book 2

Iberia, Book 2: III. Triana

Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K. 466 and Brahms's Concerto No. 1 with John Amis

Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K. 466 and Brahms's Concerto No. 1 with John Amis

Gramophone Magazine

March 2012

“Every bar of Chopin's Third Ballade is illuminated by his stylistic luxuriance and audacity (try the tumultuous rush and glitter in the final bars) and even when almost engulfed by his own virtuosity, his performance of Liszt's First Mephisto Waltz is arguably the most wildly exciting on record....This record is a reminder and a remembrance of a tragic loss but an indelible musical force.”

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