This 2-CD set presents the live registration of both the Brahms piano concertos, as played by Vincenzo Maltempo on two consecutive nights with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra, conducted by Marco Guidarini.
Vincenzo Maltempo is one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. His extensive discography on Piano Classics includes works by Alkan, Schumann, Lyapunov and Liszt. His CD’s are received with the highest critical acclaim: “Exhilarating, a revelation!” (5-star in The Guardian), “Very close to ideal, 9/9” (Jed Distler on the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies on Classicstoday.com), “The finest I’ve heard..little short of perfection” (Editor’s Choice, Gramophone), 5-star in Diapason etc.
In the mighty Brahms concertos Maltempo shows himself a strong architect, a sensitive and utterly romantic soul and a superb technician, always in service of the music.