Dvořák : Piano Concerto
Sviatoslav Richter, Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1977)
EMI ASD 3371
Testament Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904) :
Concerto for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 33 (composed in August - September 1876)
Recorded in 1976 at the Bürgerbräukeller, Munich.
When this performance was first issued by HMV in 1977, Dvorak's Piano Concerto was usually played in a revised version of the solo part, edited by Vilem Kurz. Sviatoslav Richter (1915 - 1997) went back to the composer's much more difficult original version, and this performance became famous for the great Russian pianist's triumph over the technological problems posed by the composer's keyboard writing, and for the insight and poetry of his playing.
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.
This Testament Records LP, revived from the EMI-Columbia catalogue, was remastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, using pure analogue components only, from the original studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed at Pallas.