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Brahms piano music -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... Atzinger is at his best ...'

Brahms: 7 Fantasies, 3 Intermezzos, Haydn Variations. © 2010 MSR Classics

Clara Schumann was the first to inspect the manuscripts of these late piano pieces, and her young pupil Ilona Eibenschütz may have been among the first to hear Brahms play them during her summer holidays, as she proudly told me. I failed to win a music prize at school when performing the last of the Op 116 set, mainly because my rival played the 'Waldstein' sonata. It may be also that I was insufficiently 'agitato'...

Copyright © 18 May 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFO: BRAHMS FANTASIES, INTERMEZZOS, HAYDN VARIATIONS

JOHANNES BRAHMS

MSR CLASSICS

PIANO

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