Brahms & Schubert: Rudolf Serkin Live, Vol. 1 / Szell, Bernstein, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic

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A New Yorker review about Rudolf Serkin from 2017 states: “his performances… reflect his sense of titanic struggle to realize the ideas and emotions that he found in the words that he played. He bypassed the surface sheen of ingratiating sounds to render the beauty of that struggle; his piano tone is itself the sound of struggle filled with the meeting of metal and wood and evoking spiritual exaltation through physical and intellectual exertion.” Rudolf Serkin was born in 1903 Bohemia. His musical gifts emerged early. amd he made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic at 12. His European career extended throughout the 20s and 30s. He first played in the United States in 1933, and three years later appeared with the New York Philharmonic under Toscanini, eventually performing with them over 100 times. Rudolf Serkin became one of the most admired pianists of the 20th century. He performed and recorded extensively witg the top international orchestras and conductors. This album contains live performances the two Brahms' piano concertos with Leonard Bernstein and George Szell, and excerpts from a 1974 solo recital in Toronto.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: April 15, 2022

  • Catalog Number: DHR-8161/2

  • UPC: 061297816125

  • Label: Doremi

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Period: Romantic

  • Composer: Johannes Brahms

  • Conductor: George Szell

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra

  • Performer: Rudolf Serkin