Brahms - Schumann - Beethoven: Piano Concertos / A

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Catalog: SWR19084CD
Format: CD

SWR Sinfonieorchester des Südwestrundfunks; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Arrau, Claudio; Bour, Ernest; Bertini, Gary; Inbal, Eliahu

Following the 5-album box set of Claudio Arrau's solo recitals, this new installment focuses on his SWR recordings of piano concertos. The recorded works belong to Arrau’s most favorites and are now being released for the first time. These are stirring interpretations full of controlled virtuosity. Claudio Arrau León was a Chilean pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. A child prodigy, he could read music before he could read words. “His sound is amazing, and it is entirely his own… no one else has it exactly that way. His devotion… is extraordinary. He ennobles that music in a way no one else in the world can.” (Sir Colin Davis)

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