Week of September 5th

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano
Barry Douglas, piano

Irish pianist Barry Douglas wraps up his extensive Brahms series with this 6th volume of works for solo piano. The repertory on the disc is eclectic, ranging from Hungarian Dances and an arrangement of the Rakoczy March, to several Gigues, Capriccios, and Intermezzi. BBC Music said of this series, “Douglas’s tone is a deep velvet cushion, the legatos full of affection and the rhythms galvanized with great energy.” Bit of Barry Douglas trivia, he won the gold medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1986, the first non-Russian pianist to do so since Van Cliburn in 1958.

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