Deutsche Grammophon celebrates Krystian Zimerman's 60th birthday in December 2016 with three new releases to vinyl. The original tapes were remastered by EBS and pressed on 180g heavyweight LP. All releases also include a voucher with a unique code to download the digital audio files (MP3) of the full album. Here we have Zimerman in a first-rate interpretation of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
"...an ideal pairing of artists for this rhapsodic, youthful yet formidable work. The sweep, grandeur, poetic sensitivity of Mr. Zimerman's playing under Bernstein are still vibrantly in evidence, enlivened here by Sir Simon and the Berlin players, who unravel the overlapping contrapuntal lines, bring light to inner shadings and reveal the shape and urgency of the music without relying on inordinately fast tempos. Mr. Zimerman responds with playing that sounds in clarity and nuance yet does not lack visceral power." - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Johannes Brahms, composer
Simon Rattle, conductor
Krystian Zimerman, piano