Battle of the Brahms Piano Concertos
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
We turn to the music of Johannes Brahms for this week’s Showdown and ask a simple question: Which of his two monumental piano concertos do you want to hear?
All morning voters were almost equally split on whether Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 or Piano Concerto No. 2 was their favorite. In the end, Brahms' second concerto won out. We played it today at noon, as performed by pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta.
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2