Garrick Ohlsson performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles.
Both sonatas recorded here are the work of the young Brahms—still a teenager when he wrote Op 2—and perfectly complement the much later rhapsodies. These are magisterial accounts from a pianist noted for his mastery of the Romantics.
Amy Beach’s piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling—and surprising—match for Elgar’s own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landscape.
Recorded live at Glasgow's City Halls, Garrick Ohlsson joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ilan Volkov for this Martinů recording.