Hardy Rittner, piano. L'Arte del Mondo. Werner Ehrhardt, conductor.
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The first Brahms concerto is a touchstone for pianists. Before Hardy Rittner, no one had recorded it live on a historical grand pianoŚwith an orchestra performing on period instruments to boot! This CD received a blizzard of distinctions, including four tuning forks from Telerama.
"As with the solo recitals of Brahms' music that Rittner has given us, the phrasing, pacing and overall emotional architecture of each movement and the piece as a whole cannot be faulted, producing poetic lines as well as moments of high drama. Very highly recommended."ŚSA-CD.net