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Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 ~ Buchbinder, Harnoncourt


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  • Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder
  • Orchestra: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Audio CD (April 11, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Teldec / Wea
  • ASIN: B00004R9BJ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Maestoso
2. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Adagio
3. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Rondo: Allegro non troppo
Disc: 2
1. Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Op. 83: Allegro non troppo
2. Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Op. 83: Allegro appassionato
3. Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Op. 83: Andante
4. Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Op. 83: Allegretto grazioso

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2001
Stripped from all late 19th and early 20th century`s tastes, which dominate the concert hall today, here we have a rendiotion that is clear, crisp and moving, not because of the stressing of romance but subtly, in musical lines that extend from bar one to the last, and in clarity an precision. Almost carefully the story unfolds as told by two storytellers that seem to complement one another in such a way that one is left completely to one`s oiwn resources. I was present at the live recording of both, which left me bare and naked emotionally. The disc can never completely capture the power of the live concert, but the result is the same. I have never heard Brahms like this.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Santa Fe Listener HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 10, 2005
My review is of the Second Concerto, but the same stylistic thrust applies to the First. This set is a reinterpretation of two titanic works that tries to bring them back down to scale and at the same time to rethink how an orchestra should play Romantic music in the post-modern age. For listeners in sympathy with those goals, this will be the most original Brahms concertos on the market.

Buchbinder makes a good show of the solo part, not really adding anything new but more than holding his own. He is not the most lyrical or heroic of pianists. Where this performance differs from others, as you'd expect, is Harnoncourt. He has ideas about Brahms that cana't be ignored. The strings play with no vibrato at times, the repeated accents in the Scherzo are clipped staccato bursts (I felt a little sea sick), and above all he inserts hairpin turns in sustained notes, a la Baroque and Rococco performance practice.

You will find these quirks either interesting or irritating. They at least add an element of originality. Otehrwise, Harnoncourt chiefly feels that Brahms shouldn't be overblown--this is most evident in the modetly phrased slow movement. I liked that, and the sweet Concertgebouw accompaniment throughout, but I wouldn't say that conducting quirks make for greatness.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Man About London Town on May 12, 2014
I am listening to the second concerto as I write this and after spending the last 5+ hours listening to other performances. This is one of my top three favorite concertos for the 60 years.
The following is a consensus opinion based on this immediate comparison with other performances. Buchbinder simply does not rate very highly when compared to Serkin, Gilels, Zimerman, Askenazy, Bachauer, Helmyen, Fleisher, Rubenstein, Fleire, or Richter.
I have given this performance only 2 stars to dissuade buying when so many other finer performances are available.
If I could have only one it would be the Richter, although the Freire is very good and in much better sound than the Richter. On DVD the Zimerman and Helmyen are fine.
In any case, get someone's performance. This is a great, great work of art which yield growth in spirit as you get to know it.
Hope this helps the prospective, especially novice, buyer.
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