Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
This recording commemorates the 50th anniversary of Joaquín Achúcarro's debut with the London Symphony Orchestra after winning the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic International Competition in 1959. Recorded at Jerwood Hall, St Luke's, London, with Britain's eminent conductor Colin Davis at the helm, Achúcarro delivers a consummate performance that brilliantly expresses his delicate and passionate style. Extra features include a substantial documentary about Achúcarro's career and performances of solo piano pieces by Brahms, Chopin, Scriabin and Albéniz filmed in the beautiful setting of the Prado museum, Madrid.
Works: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Three Intermezzi Op. 117; Chopin: Preludes Op. 28 Nos. 15 & 16; Scriabin: Prelude & Nocturne Op. 9; Albéniz Iberia Op. 47 Book 1 No.2
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83
Joaquin Achucarro: 50 years on