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The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by W. K. Stanton
Charles Lynch (pianoforte)
Brahms appeared as soloist in his Second Piano Concerto on its first performance; that was in the Christmas week of 1880, in Vienna. Nearly twenty-two years had elapsed since the First Piano Concerto had appeared.
The Second Concerto, in B flat, is the largest and most elaborate of all concertos in the classical form. The essentially symphonic character of the music and the treatment of the solo piano make this concerto virtually a symphony for orchestra with piano. The slow movement with its exquisite . ' conversation between the piano and solo cello is one of Brahms's most inspired idylls, while the finale, a rondo, is a perfect answer to those who perpetuate the legend that Brahms was incapable of being light in heart and touch.


Conducted By: W. K. Stanton
Pianoforte: Charles Lynch

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