Our Classical recording of the Week with McNally Robinson Booksellers is Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 with Maurizio Pollini, Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann.

Recorded live in Dresden in 2013, Pollini and Thielemann have teamed up again for a wonderful recording of the second Piano Concerto by Brahms. Following the success of their recording of the first Concerto, which won an ECHO Klassik Award in 2012, they were eager to unite and perform an encore for Deutsche Grammophon. Their opportunity came just a few months after Thielemann took up his new post in Dresden, when he planned an extensive cycle of Brahms' music. The seventy one year old Pollini returned to Dresden and once again ensured the concert, which is recorded here, was a very special occasion.