Emil Gilels, Eugen Jochum, Berliner Philharmoniker Brahms: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2
For its 125th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing legendary recordings with highest sound standards: The new audiophile vinyl series The Original Source presents outstanding recordings from the 1970s in a whole new sound quality. For this, the renowned Emil Berliner Studios have remastered and edited the original four-track tapes in 100% analog quality (AAA) using technologies developed specifically to produce the series. The sonic differences to the original releases are considerable: greater clarity, more subtleties and improvements in frequency response, while at the same time less background noise, distortion and compression allow for an audiophile listening experience like never before.
Released on 180g vinyl records and in a deluxe gatefold edition with original covers and lyrics, the copies of this series are limited and numbered. They are accompanied by additional photos and facsimiles of the recording logs and tape boxes, plus an article, which explains the exact technical background.
Only a few audio recordings bear witness to the top-class artistic collaboration between the extraordinary pianist Emil Gilels, star conductor Eugen Jochum and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. However, their joint recordings of the two piano concertos by Johannes Brahms achieved cult status and are still considered unsurpassed ("unsurpassed pair of performances", The Guardian).
Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-Moll op. 15
I. Maestoso – Poco più moderato
III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 83
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante – Più adagio
Emil Gilels, Klavier