Brahms 1 PC with NPO, Kurt Masur, RCA

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Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 1977, Roger Covell
Brahms First Piano Concert, New Philharmonia, Kurt Masur RCA RS 25031 LP
Roger Woodward - a new maturity
The wild, passionate opening of the recorded performance of Brahm’s first piano concerto .... is immediately convincing.  Like Serkin/Szell in their near-perfect reading of the work, Woodward/Masur never allow the slow movement to lose its sense of forward movement…. This is probably Roger Woodward’s most balanced and masterfully noble recording so far…..



“Woodward played with astonishing calm… in Woodward I sensed the composer’s real intentions…  here is a player with real integrity.”  Christchurch Symphony, Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto, 1995