Artist: Lewis, Paul
Album: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15; Ballades Op. 10
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Size: 653.5 MB
Label: harmonia mundi
A renewal of forms, Too innovative for its time, Brahms’s Piano Concerto no.1, premiered in Hanover in 1859, needed a few years to become established in the repertory. It is a work that redefines the norms of the genre. The traditional confrontation between virtuoso soloist and orchestra is bypassed in favour of a balanced treatment and a more ‘symphonic’ approach. The Ballades op.10 too derive from the impetus towards a renewal of forms characteristic of the young Brahms’s output.