Brahms Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2*


Martino Tirimo (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Kurt Sanferling
Yoel Levi*

Catalogue Number: ALC 1610
Number of Discs: 2CD
Date/Runtime: ADD, 55:14 plus DDD. 49:27 1974 – 1980
Barcode: 5055354416101


“These present an even more formidable achievement …readings that are strong and positive as well as thoughtful … [No.1] “crisp, lifted rhythms and a raptness to compare with Barenboim and Arrau, hold one’s attention as a live performance would” [No.2] “That sense of spontaneity is similarly conveyed in the performance of the Second Concerto … formidable technique and warm, positive temperament …Tirimo is far from reticent as a soloist. He gives a commanding account” (both: Edward Greenfield / Gramophone & both 3 stars Penguin Guide) [2nd] “takes its place among three or four best versions of this much-recorded work” (High Fidelity, USA)

Disc 1: [55:14]
Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15
[1] Maestoso 25:14
[2] Adagio 16:26
[3] Rondo (allegro non troppo) 13:27
Recorded April 1980; Producer: Barry McCann; Engineer: Mike Clements
Disc 2: [49:30]
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83*
[1] Allegro non troppo 18:08
[2] Allegro 8:48
[3] Andante 13:14
[4] Allegro grazioso 9:16
Recorded August 1974; Producer & Engineer: Brian Culverhouse

Additional information

Weight 134 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm