Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 [Hybrid SACD]

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 [Hybrid SACD]

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by Arthur Rubinstein
     
 

Artur Rubinstein's classic performances of Chopin's piano concertos for RCA were digitally remastered for this 1986 reissue, and the transfer from the analog tapes is clean, while the pianist's presence and clarity are enhanced in the mix. Rubinstein's performances of the "Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11," with See more details below

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Artur Rubinstein's classic performances of Chopin's piano concertos for RCA were digitally remastered for this 1986 reissue, and the transfer from the analog tapes is clean, while the pianist's presence and clarity are enhanced in the mix. Rubinstein's performances of the "Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11," with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and the New Symphony Orchestra of London, and the "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21," with Alfred Wallenstein and the Symphony of the Air are perfectly delightful, if old-fashioned renditions, with a feeling of Romantic ardor and sentimentality held in check by the pianist's refined sense of proportions and elegance. Of course, with many excellent recordings available, this disc will be desired most by connoisseurs of historic recordings, but less so by fans of contemporary artists in all-digital recordings.

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Editorial Reviews

Fanfare - James Reel
Arthur Rubinstein shouldn’t be the only Chopin pianist in your collection, but he should probably be the first. His stereo RCA recordings of Chopin were always elegant and poetic, aptly expressive without being either under-characterized or willful.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766790221
catalogNumber:
67902
Rank:
3184

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Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski  -  New Symphony Orchestra of London  - Arthur Rubinstein
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48  - Frédéric Chopin  - Alfred Wallenstein  -  Symphony of the Air  - Arthur Rubinstein

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