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Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos [Box Set]
Idil Biret
Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos [Box Set]
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (88) - Disc #7
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #8
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #9
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #10
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #11
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #12

This set is a remarkable bargain, containing all of Brahms's solo piano music, including such chips from his workshop as cadenzas for other composers' concertos and a series of strictly mechanical piano studies that nobody...  more »

     
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This set is a remarkable bargain, containing all of Brahms's solo piano music, including such chips from his workshop as cadenzas for other composers' concertos and a series of strictly mechanical piano studies that nobody will want to listen through. No matter. Idil Biret has a firm grasp of Brahms's idiom, and she plays with insight and passion throughout the set. Although she doesn't startle with her virtuosity, she handles the considerable technical demands of the music with great confidence. The orchestra and conductor make strong contributions on their two discs. The set comes with a fat booklet telling you nearly everything you'll want to know about the music. Too bad the individual variations in sets aren't tracked, but it's hard to think of another complaint about this monumental achievement, a startlingly reasonable way of getting to know Brahms better. --Leslie Gerber
 

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A great introduction
Santiago Barcon | Mexico city | 10/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Having the complete works of such at a times dense piano composer as Brahms is perhaps not the best way to go, but with Mrs. Biret at the piano, and at Naxos prices, is a wise decision. You are able to know the composer in a deep way.Most of the performance are excellent, and you will not find one that is below average. The recording is very good and with ample sonic space.I have heard it twice already, and allowed me to explore Brahms.Highly recomended"