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Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2

31 Mar. 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Release Date: 31 Mar. 2014
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
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  • Total Length: 46:56
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  • ASIN: B00IXJHELI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,843 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Followers of Pollini's career will be aware that he has recorded the epic Brahms Cto. 2 twice before, in Vienna and Berlin, both times with Claudio Abbado. What would justify a third go-round? The first attraction is the recorded sound, done in concert last winter in Dresden. The warmth of the Dresden Staatskapelle has been captured beautifully, the balance with the piano is exemplary, and the piano itself sounds natural, without a hint of digital "ping" in the treble. The orchestral playing is fully the equal of what is heard on Pollini's two earlier performances.

I also like Christian Thielemann better than Abbado - his tempo choices keep the line moving, and he's very flexible at following his soloist. They pair in a natural way that's unusually devoid of rhetoric and grandiosity, two things the Brahms B-flat Cto. is prone to. There's also an intangible quality - Thielemann seems interested an involved. I enjoyed his conducting far more than Andris Nelson's in DG's most recent Brahms Second, with the galvanizing Helen Grimaud both leading and dominating the performance.

And Pollini himself? His mastery of the concerto's difficulties is undeniable, and now his phrasing has become exceptional. Not a bar sounds routine, and many passages are unmatchable by younger virtuosos. The same was true in the first installment of this series, an outstanding Brahms First Cto. with Thielemann. It's a pleasure to hear a reading where nothing is canned. The only reservation someone might have concerns the pianist's physical powers - he doesn't attack the big forte and fortissimo passages with heroic strength. He turned seventy-one the month this recording was made, and we can't expect him to have the force of his younger self.
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