To close out May, Album of the Week turns to the piano music of Johannes Brahms. German pianist Lars Vogt recently released a recording of Piano Concerto #2, conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard. This follows a few years after his critically acclaimed reading of Brahms’ first piano concerto, which we’re also featuring this week.
Vogt rounded out each recording with solo works by Brahms. In this newest recording: the Handel Variations.