Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 / Bernstein, Gould
1. 'Don't Be Frightened. Mr. Gould Is Here....' 2. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Maestoso 3. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Adagio 4. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15: Rondo. Allegro non troppo 5. Excerpt Of New York Philharmonic Intermission Radio Interview
The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.