Album review: Classic FM (UK)
The French pianist gives unique interpretations of Brahms’ famous concertos. Album of the Weekend, 19-20 October 2013.
Described as the ‘world’s most captivating pianist’, Hélène Grimaud turns her thrilling, deeply personal brand of music-making to Brahms’ first and second Piano Concertos.
Throughout her playing is sensitive, graceful, and commanding without ever feeling forced.
Of particular interest here is the recording of the second concerto, marking Grimaud’s debut recording with the Vienna Philharmonic who are on fire under the baton of the electrifying Andris Nelsons, one of today s most exciting young interpreters of the Romantic repertoire.