Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

 

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concert No. 2 concert. Zuben Mehta conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker with Rudolph Buchbinder on piano. Directed for TV by Karina Fibich. Released 2016, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio surround sound. Grade: NA

Poor Buchbinder is apparently a great guy, pianist, and musical scholar. He has managed to get quite a few recordings made in HDVD, but all of them have suffered, in our judgement,  from poor production designs and/or bad cases of DVDitis. This title is also available in a DVD version. In this situation, symphony videos shot by Karina Fibich have in the past earned poor grades from us. We are not optimistic about this title, but there's always hope.