Maurizio Pollini & Claudio Abbado: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
"If one can speak of the image of a Mediterranean Brahms, then it is with this brilliant recording," wrote one critic about this performance of Brahms's Second Piano Concerto, presided over by two of the greatest Italian musicians of the second half of the 20th century. But Claudio Abbado and Maurizio Pollini, whose long-running musical partnership was built on the foundations of a close friendship, explore Brahms's large-scale Second Piano Concerto also with the profound musical intelligence one would expect, with the pianist's sovereign technique allowing him to address the challenges of the solo part like few others. With luxury playing from the Wiener Philharmoniker too, this is a performance to cherish.
- Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Claudio Abbado