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Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto Review from Kulturkompasset

Kulturkompasset, 24 November 2012

Honestly, I already had that feeling when Hélène Grimaud introduced the 2nd piano concerto by Johannes Brahms. Something was going to happen that evening, and I was right. A big orchestra to play up against she played hard, a bit ruff, and fortissimo mostly of the two first movements, … Then something happened, the romantic third movement andante, starting and ending with the cello solo, very beautifully played made a change, then we heard a pianist who also can play soft, romantic, with feeling, and in that part it was like the conductor and pianist was thinking exactly the same, to amaze the audience, and so they did…

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