Alexander Tcherepnin

Alexander Tcherepnin

     
 

Kudos go to First Edition for reissuing important recordings of the modern repertoire, many of them previously available only on LPs. Bearing in mind that remastering may reduce or eliminate the tape hiss of analog recordings but not improve the acoustic qualities of the performances, listeners may find these "historic" recordings rather boxy and limited in their… See more details below

Overview

Kudos go to First Edition for reissuing important recordings of the modern repertoire, many of them previously available only on LPs. Bearing in mind that remastering may reduce or eliminate the tape hiss of analog recordings but not improve the acoustic qualities of the performances, listeners may find these "historic" recordings rather boxy and limited in their frequency range. Composer and pianist Alexander Tcherepnin recorded his "Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 26," with the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Robert Whitney, in 1961. While he and the orchestra are attuned and vigorous in this performance, the mono recording is compressed and unsatisfying by contemporary standards. Tcherepnin's "Symphony No. 2, Op. 77," recorded in stereo in 1965, sounds much better, with rich ensemble playing and fine differentiation of individual timbres, and is only a little deficient in resonance. The energy is high, though, and despite some rough passages, the orchestra conveys the symphony's drama with excitement and compelling emotion. Perhaps the least satisfying recording is of the "Suite for Orchestra, Op. 8," recorded in 1954 and, like the "Concerto," taped in mono. The orchestra's full sonorities were tamped down to prevent groove distortion on the LP, and as a result, the performance sounds distant, in spite of its apparent exuberance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
Label:
First Edition
UPC:
0809157002420
catalogNumber:
24
Rank:
379911

Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 26  - Alexander Tcherepnin  - Alexander Tcherepnin  -  Louisville Orchestra  - Robert Whitney  - Tim Newcomb  - Matthew Walters
  2. Symphony No. 2, Op. 77  - Alexander Tcherepnin  - Alexander Tcherepnin  -  Louisville Orchestra  - Robert Whitney  - Tim Newcomb  - Matthew Walters
  3. Suite for orchestra, Op 87  - Alexander Tcherepnin  - Alexander Tcherepnin  -  Louisville Orchestra  - Robert Whitney  - Tim Newcomb  - Matthew Walters

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