Magazine article Czech Music

Piano Concertos No. 1 in D Minor Op. 15, No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 83

Magazine article Czech Music

Piano Concertos No. 1 in D Minor Op. 15, No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 83

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Johannes Brahms

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Piano concertos no. 1 in D minor op. 15, no. 2 in B flat major op. 83

Ivan Moravec--piano, Czech Philharmonic, Jiri Belohlavek. Production: not stated. Text: Eng., Ger., Fr., Cz. Recorded: 10/1989 and 9/1988, Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague. Released: 2006. TT: 48:18 + 50:15. DDD. 2 CD Supraphon SU 3865-2.

In the last two months of 2005 Supraphon displayed a list of the most successful titles from its catalogue on its web pages and gave visitors to the page the chance to pick six recordings that they would like to see released in a new edition. To the delight of all the admirers of the art of Ivan Moravec, Jiri Belohlavek and the Czech Philharmonic, this title was one of the recordings that made it to the winning "Best of the Best" six. Here we have the chance to hear a truly exceptional performance of two of the most popular romantic piano concertos. From the very first bars it spellbinds us with its poetry and incredible lucidity of sound. …

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