Complete your Walter Klien - Johannes Brahms collection. Klien's Brahms has drive and energy in the early works, and doesn't fall into the trap of sounding like a miserable old git in the later ones. The Handel variations, in particular, are superb. The sound quality is excellent, far better than the awful CD reissue.
This album has an average beat per minute of 106 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/136 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Das Klavierwerk II. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Johannes Brahms. Works for Solo Piano, Volume Six. 2016.
For those American listeners who picked up on Klien, his combination of ruthless virtuosity, relentless intensity and reckless passion sounded distinctly un-Austrian but utterly compelling.
Die Berühmten Klavierwerke. Johannes Brahms; Walter Klien, Solomon. Chopin; Abbey Simon, Walter Klien, Ivan Moravec.
Johannes Brahms: Klavierwerke. Herausgegeben von Emil Sauer. Johannes Brahms: Piano Works. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat.
Milhaud, Chabrier, Faure, Ravel, Brahms. Overview (current section).
Walter Klien (27 November 1928 – 10 February 1991) was an Austrian pianist. Klien was born in Graz in 1928. His mother was the artist Erika Giovanna Klien (1900-1957). She emigrated to the United States in 1929, and their only further contact was by correspondence. Klien studied piano with Josef Dichler at the Music Academy in Vienna and with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. He also studied composition with Paul Hindemith.
Tracklist: Disc 1 (24:50). 1. Theme (0:52) 27. Fugue (4:36) 28. Theme (1:16) 45. No. 1 In B Major (0:45) 46.