Claudio Arrau plays Johannes Brahms

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COMPOSERS: Johannes Brahms
LABELS: Praga Digitals
ALBUM TITLE: Claudio Arrau plays Johannes Brahms
WORKS: Piano Concerto No 1; Handel Variations
PERFORMER: Claudio Arrau (piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Rafael KubelĂ­k
CATALOGUE NO: Praga Digitals PRD/DSD 350 068 (CD/SACD) (1966/67)

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A decent live radio recording. The Concerto is given a broadly conceived interpretation, marred by occasional smudges but with some magical moments. The Handel Variations are a good bonus.

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Anthony Burton