Sunday, September 23, 2012

John Browning, Leonard Rose, George Szell
"Barber: Piano Concerto, Schuman: A Song of Orpheus" (Vinyl)

In honor of my second performance of this work next week, (my first being with John Kimura Parker with the Delaware Symphony) I had to dust off this recording.

This could be considered the definitive recording; it is the first one.
There certainly isn't any fanfare on the jacket.  I'm not sure if it's because of some aesthetic choice to be minimalist, or if the recording was rushed onto the shelves without adequate time to pretty up the cover.  Either way, I've landed my hands on a mono pressing of this which, considering its age, could be very desirable depending on the methods with which they originally recorded the orchestra.

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