Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No.1 in d minor, op.15
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, op.83

Sunwook Kim – Piano
Sir Mark Elder – Conductor
Halle Orchestra

Elder and the Hallé provide a dramatic orchestral introduction to commence the massive and dramatic first movement, Maestoso. It just pulsates with drama. One immediately notices how decisively Kim strikes the keys and everything is shaped with clarity and immediacy. The glorious lyrical theme with Kim’s playing alone is near spine-tingling, so introspective.

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Release Date: May 5th 2017
Label: Halle Concerts Soceity
Cat No: HLD 7546