Clifford Curzon - Brahms: Concerto No. 1


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AORG 0103-45
UPC: 858492002039
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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(2-LP set) This 1962 recording of Brahms's massive First Concerto was an instant classic when originally released. Pianist Clifford Curzon, conductor George Szell and the London Symphony Orchestra unite for a truly stunning performance! Clifford Curzon gets to the heart of the music, capturing the high drama of the symphonic opening movement, and his rapt concentration makes a profound effect in the adagio, famous for his controversially slow tempo. Conductor George Szell is his equal here, conducting with passion and intensity. The way he screws up the tension in the orchestra's opening statement and then, through judicious rubato and a warming of the string tone, makes the second subject come alive is a mini-lesson in great conducting. Numbered limited edition of 2500 worldwide. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original masters and pressed at RTI.

1. Maestoso
2. Maestoso
3. Adagio
4. Rondo: Allegro non troppo

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