Alessio Bax plays Brahms
Alessio Bax, the Italian-born pianist, gives us a piano recital on this CD in which he surveys highlights of Johannes Brahms’ pianistic compositions. Mr. Bax charts Brahms’ development from the early lyrical collection ‘4 Ballades’ (1854) through the ‘eight perfect gems’ that are the 8 Klavierstücke Op.76 (1871-78).
The selections are as follows:
- Ballades (4), Op. 10
- Klavierstücke (8), Op. 76
- Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35
- Hungarian Dance No. 5
Perfomed by Alessio Bax (piano)
Bax also tackles Brahms’ very challenging set of ‘Variations on a Theme of Pagainini, Op.35’, which Bax describes in the program notes as one of “the most fearsome works ever written for piano”.
Here is Alessio Bax performing Ballades Op. 10 by Brahms at the International Keyboard Institute 2008:
And now, here’s Alessio Bax, performing the Brahms D minor piano concerto; Rondo
Tags: Alessio Bax, Brahms, Ballades, Hungarian Dances, Variations, Klavierstücke