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Maurizio Pollini with Dresden Staatskapelle - Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 is WFMT 'New Release Of the Week.

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WFMT - Chicago has selected Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat major, Op 83: I, Allegro non troppo by Maurizio Pollini, piano; Dresden Staatskapelle led by Christian Thielemann as a 'New Release Of the Week.

 

Recorded live in January 2013, this performance of Brahms' Piano Concerto No 2 reunited Maurizio Pollini and the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann. Pollini and Thielemann had already won an ECHO award for their recording of the First Concerto, released in 2012. Brahms' Second Piano Concerto has had a particularly notable history in the city of Dresden, where the composer himself played the work twice on the stage of the Semperoper, where this recording was made