Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rhapsody Op. 79/1; Intermezzo Op. 118/6

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COMPOSERS: Brahms
LABELS: RCA
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rhapsody Op. 79/1; Intermezzo Op. 118/6
PERFORMER: Arthur Rubinstein; Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 61263-2 ADD(1954)
The satisfying, sonorous orchestral sound in Brahms’s First Piano Concerto is a credit both to the original recording, and the current transfer. The performance is spacious, the playing excellent and the sound generally well balanced. The result is a remarkably fresh account of this piece. The solo works are also well played, but they sound a bit cool in this brightly lit recording. Nicholas Rast

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