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Brahms Concertos and Schumann Chamber Music

Bernard Haitink, honorary conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
RCO Chamber Soloists

Bernard Haitink was the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's chief conductor from 1961-88, and was named honorary conductor in 1999. This album features his 2010 live Johannes Brahms recordings with Emanuel Ax (Piano Concerto No. 1) and Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin Concerto). A brand new studio recording of Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet with Emanuel Ax and RCO principals Vesko Eschkenazy, Henk Rubingh and Gregor Horsch is offered as a makeweight.

SACD 1 (39:37)

1-3. Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 (1878)*

SACD 2 (76:20)

1-4. Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 (1842)**
5-7. Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op. 15 (1858)***

Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 17-19 and 21 March* and 15, 17 & 19 December 2010***
Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, 20 June 2016**

Press quotes

'… [Ax's] breathtaking interpretation of the [Piano Concerto's] Adagio ...'
- Peter van der Lint, Trouw

'… enchanting moments of peacefulness [in the Piano Concerto].'
- Frederike Berntsen, Telegraaf

'… with commitment and effortless ease [Zimmermann] made the [Violin Concerto] seem newly appealing. He produced such a wonderful array of colour and expressiveness for each movement that the work's many moods […] had a quality of freshness and spontaneity that was a delight to hear.'
- Bill Kenny, MusicWeb

Catalogue No.: RCO 17001
Barcode: 814337019280
Format: Hybrid Multichannel SACD
Weight: 136 gr.

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