Sunday, March 09, 2008

1962 Performance of Van Cliburn Playing Brahms 2 in USSR w/ Kondrashin

The height of the cold war was a time of some fantastic performances--here's a video of Van Cliburn playing the first movement of the Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto with a batonless Kiril Kondrashin conducting an unnamed Soviet orchestra (probably the Moscow Philharmonic, with whom he recorded the work, but correct me if that's not the case).

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