Brahms / Nelson Freire
Nelson Freire (piano)
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 Intermezzo in A flat, Op. 76 No. 3 Intermezzo in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4 Capriccio in D minor, Op. 116 No. 1 Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116 No. 4 Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2 Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2 Ballade in G minor, Op. 118, No. 3 Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119 Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major
Nelson Freire made his recording debut with the Brahms F minor sonata in 1967. Now, half a century later, he returns to this monumental work. The perfect repertoire at the perfect moment in his career: still in his prime at 72, Nelson Freire invests Brahms’ music with unrivalled colour and imagination. This recital presents a portrait of Brahms across his entire oeuvre for solo piano, culminating in a selection of the celebrated late intermezzi. This is Freire’s first Brahms recording since the 2007 Gramophone Record of the Year concerto set with Riccardo Chailly: still the reference recording.