Nowadays, Radu Lupu has become one the maxim exponents in which concerns Brahms' piano music. His singular genius, indomitable commitment and honest conviction may be felt, recognized and admired.His eloquent pianism and peerless phrasing involves and bewitches whole audiences. Solvent musicality and serene lyricism without affections or theatrical mannerisms deserve him the best epithets I can find. He is one the ten greatest pianists of the actual universe.This CD confirms it. He achieves to extract the l..
Released by DECCA in 2005 as a celebratory bow for the 60th anniversary of (its exclusive artist) Radu Lupu, this Brahms CD box set comprises recordings made by the great Romanian pianist during the decade 1971 - 1981 Emerging in his mid-twenties on the international concert platform with three first prizes in his bag, won in prestigious international piano competitions (Van Cliburn - 1966, Enescu - 1967, Leeds - 1969), Lupu rapidly established himself as one of the top performing artists of our time with a..
Wow, I have the honor of breaking in the review line on this 3-CD set! Here we have Radu Lupu's entire recorded output of Brahms' piano music, all from 1971-81. CD 1 (like CD 2) was previously released as a single CD, so be sure you're not duplicating your collection. CD 3 is a previously out-of-print recording of Concerto Nr. 1 with the London PO conducted by Edo de Waart. I'll address this first. I had never heard Lupu's concerto, and, as an unremitting Lupu fan, I had high hopes. He plays the socks..