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BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rubinstein) (1929, 1932)

Composer(s)Brahms, JohannesTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.111271
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Arthur Rubinstein’s career extended well into his eighties, with his final recital taking place in London’s Wigmore Hall in June 1976 at the age of 87. In the late 1920s Rubinstein’s playing contained a joie de vivre that was missing from his later more serious and occasionally stolid recordings. This 1929 recording of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is notable for Rubinstein’s overall fleetness and light-footed approach. The result is a refreshing and exciting reading. Rubinstein’s 1932 recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is similarly characterised by a lack of weightiness and a freshness of approach that makes this reading a delight to hear. At the beginning, when Rubinstein plays the first statement of the theme in

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rubinstein) (1929, 1932) 1:11:12   
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83              
      I. Allegro non troppo 14:35    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Allegro appassionato 8:14    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Andante 9:20    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegretto grazioso 7:59    1.59   Add to cart  
  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23              
      I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito 17:52    3.19   Add to cart  
      II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo 6:59    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Allegro con fuoco 6:13    1.59   Add to cart  
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