Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 - Op. 15 - Claudio Arrau - World's Greatest Ensembles LP

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Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op. 15
Claudio Arrau - Piano
Carlo Maria Giulini - Conducting
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Original USA 1961 Pressing Angel Stereo Blue / Black S 35892 LP

Record is VG++ ( listen)
Cover has hole punch

Side one

First movement

Side two

Second + Third movement

brilliant performances of Brahms' two Piano Concertos by the great Claudio Arrau. Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini comfortably leads the pianist and the Philharmonia Orchestra, one of the world's greatest ensembles at the time of these recordings made in the early 1960s. Arrau, like Rubinstein and Horowitz, lived a long enough life to record from the old days of mono all the way up through the early days of digital. Personally I find that his playing prowess and recording technology peaked perfectly at the dawn of the stereo age, as they do on these sessions. In fact, the only Brahms PC pair I would choose over Arrau's are the Gilels/Jochum and Serkin/Szell. I do recommend it ahead of EMI's competing Double Forte title featuring Barenboim and Barbirolli, the Fleisher/Szell, any Rubinstein pair, and the recently reissued "Art of Julius Katchen" set
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Label Angel
Color Black