Brahms Piano Concertos Adam Laloum
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- Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15:
- 1Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: I. Maestoso22:23
- 2Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: II. Adagio13:28
- 3Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: III. Rondo - Allegro non troppo12:43
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83:
- 4Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: I. Allegro non troppo17:45
- 5Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: II. Allegro appassionato09:13
- 6Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: III. Andante10:45
- 7Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto grazioso09:38
Info for Brahms Piano Concertos
This is Adam Laloum’s debut album with Sony Classical. Laloum tackles both of Brahms’s two piano concerti in this recording - a demanding task for even the most seasoned performer, and so, this record-ing stands as a testament to the confidence and abilities of the young French pianist. Laloum is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including first prize for the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in 2009 and more recently the Victoire de la Musique Classique (Instrumental Soloist of the Year) in 2017. Laloum has already made appearances at prestigious venues and festivals such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie and Verbier Festival. He has also appeared as a soloist along-side Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and the Orchestre de Paris.
Adam says about the Second Concerto: “The Second Concerto to me contains […] fantasy, with an extraordinary sense of noblesse and maybe a different type of generosity: it is warmer and more human. Although it is an immense work, sometimes in it [Brahms] talks about simple things and even about humour – always with a lot of tenderness.
Adam Laloum, piano
Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Kazuki Yamada, conductor
was born in Toulouse in 1987. He began studying the piano at the age of ten. In 1999 he entered the Conservatoire de Toulouse and from 2002 he studied at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP), class of Michel Béroff. Adam took lessons in chamber performing and attended master classes with Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Pascal Devoyon and Jean-Claude Pennetier. Adam received his diploma in Paris in 2006 and was admitted to the “3rd Perfectionnement” course at the Conservatoire de Lyon, class of in Géry Moutier.
Since October 2009 Adam has been a student at Hamburg’s Hochschule für Musik under Evgeny Korolyov who won the Clara Haskil Prize in 1977. In 2007 Adam appeared in a performing chamber concerts at the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron and the Académie Maurice Ravel where he was awarded the Maurice Ravel Prize, which afforded him the opportunity to perform in a chamber music concert series.
Adam has performed at many prestigious festivals and concerts halls as soloist and chamber musician in France (the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the La Grange de Meslay festival, the L’Orangerie de Sceaux festival and L’Epau in Deauville), Switzerland (Théâtre de Vevey and the Salle Métropole in Lausanne) Jordan and Mexico. He has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Sinfonietta de Lausanne under conductors such as Jesüs López-Cobos, Peter Csaba and Jean-Marc Grob.
Adam has received a number of scholarships including a grant from the Fondation de France in 2006, an ADAMI grant in 2006–2007 and a grant from the Fondation Groupe Banque Populaire for 2007–2010. In September 2009 he won the first prize the audience award at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition.