Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83. Krystian Zimerman (piano), Wiener Philharmoniker, conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Between 1981 and 1984, Bernstein recorded Brahms's orchestral works with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to honor the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth in 1983. Today, the cycle is considered as a landmark in the interpretation of Brahms' music. The venue was Vienna's Musikvereinssaal, where two of Brahms's symphonies were premiered and where Brahms himself conducted. The soloist in Brahms's concerto is the Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman, who launched his meteoric career when he won the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1975.