"These concerts apparently find Mr. Walter at the very zenith of his powers, absorbed in a task which is especially dear to him. He conducted last night the variations on the theme of Haydn, the Third Symphony, and the First Piano Concerto, with the fortunate collaboration of Clifford Curzon. He interpreted in such a manner that those who did not and will not hear these performances are missing something the like of which they are unlikely to hear again.
Mr. Walter was fortunate in his pianist, for Mr. Curzon treated the piano part of the concerto with the same sense of grandeur and poetry and passionate feeling entertained by the conductor." - New York Times, 1951
One of the great performances of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 is released here for the very first time in this third and final volume in our Walter Conducts Brahms series. Restored from archive tapes it's a stunning listen no Walter or Curzon fan should miss!
- BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 - Haydn Variations
- BRAHMS Alto Rhapsody - Academic Festival Overture
- BRAHMS Un Requiem Tedesco (A German Requiem, sung in Italian)