Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Haydn Variations; Pieces, Op. 118

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COMPOSERS: Brahms
LABELS: Telarc
WORKS: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Haydn Variations; Pieces, Op. 118
PERFORMER: Haracio Gutiérrez, Lang Lang (piano); Royal PO/André Previn
CATALOGUE NO: 2CD-80734 (Reissue 1989-2001)

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Despite eloquence in the D minor Concert’s second movement and fiery power in the finale, Previn’s ruminative tempos and gooey textures elsewhere produce a matter-of-fact quality. David Breckbill