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This review is from: Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 - Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Tragic Overture - Academic Festival Overture (Audio CD)
This recording was a total revelation! Finally the first piano oncerto is making sense to me!
But every single work and movement on these two CDs are superb.
Barbirolli is not very much present in my recording collection, but I will give him much more attention after this. He is leading with accuracy, precision, consequence, clarity and intense beauty of sound. he makes the music fit together, even the complex and complicated first piano concerto.
And Barenboim..... To me this is one of his best recording ever. he knows how to place every single note in connection to the overall logic.
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