After the success of his album of the 2nd Concerto of Brahms, Joseph Moog follows with a superb recording of the turbulent 1st Concerto, coupled with the late Piano Pieces op.119.
Gramophone said of the 2nd concerto, “Moog’s technical aplomb is abundantly apparent... the scherzo sounds almost inhumanly easier here.” Pizzicato said “Moog plays with imagination and individuality... peerless accompaniment and brilliant, virtuoso playing.”
BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2020
Moog’s first entry [is] clear and unfussy, with enough subtle rubato to give the music shape and direction. The pacing is always effective, but there could be a greater dynamic range, with pianissimos often too present, and fortissimos not opening out enough. ****
Gramophone Magazine February 2021
In short, Moog’s interpretations admirably supplement my personal reference recordings