Feel the Blues with all that Jazz
English (United Kingdom)Polish (Poland)
Home Classical Brahms Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 83 (Grimaud) (2012)

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 83 (Grimaud) (2012)

User Rating: / 1
PoorBest 

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 83 (Grimaud) (2012)

Image could not be displayed. Check browser for compatibility.

Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 83  (Live At Musikverein, Vienna 2012)
1	1. Allegro non troppo	18:52
2	2. Allegro appassionato 	9:25
3	3. Andante - Più adagio 	12:44
4	4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto  	9:27

16 Waltzes, Op. 39  
5	15. In A flat 	1:48

Hélène Grimaud - piano
Wiener Philharmoniker
Andris Nelsons - conductor

 

There is no doubt that Hélène Grimaud is a pianist possessed of an unassailable technique and a fearless, risk-taking disposition. Yet, despite her fascination for wolves, she is far from a pack animal; and, despite the scale of Brahms’s B flat Piano Concerto, this score requires a soloist very much in touch with his or her inner chamber musician. With the piano part folded into proceedings from the very start, there’s an extraordinary process at work of orchestra and pianist defining, anchoring and almost grooming each other, and also acting as a sort of mutual corrective.

Nelsons completely got the point of this balancing act between impulsiveness and formal security. With Grimaud, though, that sort of connection wasn’t a given, especially in the elaborate and flexible structure of the first movement. It worked, but like an Internet signal not quite at full strength. She was an amazingly grand, even portentous barnstormer, trills had a steely glint, the ben marcato passages bounced with ferocious articulation and double octaves were awesome. In the quieter areas, though, where the music stands and stares, Brahms’s striving for subtleties of muted colour and remote expressiveness, magically realised by the Philharmonia, wasn’t entirely up her street and her fortissimo had a consistent volume without fullness that left her with nowhere to go in the climactic peak of the second movement. There was much more rapport in the Andante – how could there not be, with Timothy Walden’s eloquent, romantic cello solo setting the scene? – with Grimaud relaxing into some mesmerising and interior playing, and she had completely the measure of the finale’s geniality. --- Peter Reed, classicalsource.com

download (mp3 @320 kbs):

yandex mediafire uloz.to gett

 

back

 

Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the
Terms and Conditions.

If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site,
please e-mail us on
abuse@theblues-thatjazz.com
and we will remove them as soon as possible.


Polls
What music genre would you like to find here the most?
 
Now onsite:
  • 208 guests
Content View Hits : 71897113