Vienna Concert

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Vienna Concert
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released September 28, 1992
Recorded July 13, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 68:08
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch II
(1990)
Vienna Concert
(1991)
Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes And Fugues Op. 87
(1991)

Vienna Concert is a live solo piano album by American pianist Keith Jarrett, released on the ECM label in 1992. It was recorded in concert on July 13, 1991 at the Vienna Staatsoper in Vienna, Austria. Many listeners regard this album as Jarrett's masterpiece. It has a forty-two-minute arch-like opening movement that exhibits a much greater debt to classical music than Jarrett's earlier improvised concerts. Jarrett himself wrote in the liner notes to this album: "I have courted the fire for a very long time, and many sparks have flown in the past, but the music on this recording speaks, finally, the language of the flame itself."

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "Jarrett's exalted judgment is close to the mark; though more Eurocentric than ever, these are his most impressive solo performances since Sun Bear. ".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vienna, Part 1" - 42:05
  2. "Vienna, Part 2" - 26:03
All compositions by Keith Jarrett.

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Jarrett – piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginell, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 9, 2011