Claudio Arrau plays Piano Concertos by Brahms, Schumann & Beethoven | SWR Music SWR19084CD

Claudio Arrau plays Piano Concertos by Brahms, Schumann & Beethoven

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Label: SWR Music

Cat No: SWR19084CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 18th October 2019

Contents

Artists

Claudio Arrau (piano)
Sudwestfunk Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SDR

Conductors

Ernest Bour
Eliahu Inbal
Gary Bertini

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.58

Brahms, Johannes

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

Schumann, Robert

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54

Artists

Claudio Arrau (piano)
Sudwestfunk Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SDR

Conductors

Ernest Bour
Eliahu Inbal
Gary Bertini

About

Claudio Arrau was a virtuoso pianist with a large repertoire and a reputation for being one of the world’s hardest working artists, tirelessly traveling from continent to continent.

Arrau was 66 when he made this recording of Johannes Brahms’s Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat major. After a powerful, incisive opening, Arrau piles up the tension with steely determination and ends the opening movement with triumphant trills. In the wild scherzo he kindles demonic fire; in the dreamy Andante he stokes sweet and magical sounds for his reverie.

The gigantic, demonic opening of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto is performed by Arrau with an impressive grandeur and precise phrasing, epically matched by SWR’s Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Eliahu Inbal.

At the age of 77 Claudio Arrau performed Beethoven’s Piano Concertos nos. 3 and 4 in a concert with the SWR Orchestra under Gary Bertini. With majestic calmness Arrau integrates everything into the overall symphonic structure, just like an architect, and highlights Beethoven’s detailed motivic work. Everything sounds fresh and with purpose.

Following the 5-CD boxed set of Claudio Arrau’s solo recitals, this next installment focuses on his SWR recordings of piano concertos.

These recordings are being released for the first time.

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