By classical guy
I own a lot of classical recordings, but this is one of the performances I listen to again and again. Curzon really brings out the mystery, the power, and the beauty of Brahms first piano concerto. It's interesting to think what may have occurred if Brahms had received praise for this work (rather than the universal panning he had to endure). That criticism led him to concentrate on chamber works, and it was many years before he regained confidence enough to venture back into orchestral music.