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Brahms: Piano Concertos

András Schiff, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15  
1.1
1. Maestoso
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
22:06
1.2
2. Adagio
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
11:57
1.3
3. Rondo. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
12:55
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major, Op. 83  
1.4
1. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
17:43
1.5
2. Allegro appassionato
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
9:30
1.6
3. Andante
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
10:06
1.7
4. Allegretto grazioso
Johannes Brahms; András Schiff; Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
10:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:34:33
“My enthusiasm for Brahms goes back to my youth, and the piano concertos are largely responsible for it,” writes Sir András Schiff in a liner note for this remarkable new recording. It finds the great pianist reassessing interpretive approaches to Brahms in the inspired company of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. To fully bring out the characteristics of Brahms’s music Schiff’s choice of instrument is a Blüthner piano built in Leipzig around 1859, the year in which the D minor concerto was premiered. The historically informed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment plays with the flexibility, attitude, and responsiveness of a chamber music ensemble, as they work without a conductor, listening attentively to each other. András Schiff’s collaboration with the orchestra in a series of concerts was widely acclaimed: “Brahms’s First Piano Concerto was reborn thanks to the OAE’s incisive playing and András Schiff’s characterful phrasing”, The Guardian exclaimed. The musicians’ mutual wish to recapture the experience led to the present double album, recorded in London in December 2019.
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