Last night we attended a stellar performance of Brahms 4th at Jordan Hall in Boston. It was preceded by Brahms 1st piano concerto which I found lackluster and uninspiring. I was prepared for a dull second half of the evening. This Brahms 4th with Zander and Boston philhamonic was powerful and exhilarating from the first note to the last. Paul S post reminded me I have the Reiner/Chicago/Chesky recording which I will must listen to soon. I suspect it will be difficult to find a recording to match last nights performance.
"It's like an act of murder; you play with the intent to commit something"--Duke Ellington