Friday, January 11, 2013

Richter, Karajan
"Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto no. 1" (Vinyl)

There are few names larger in classical recording than Herbert von Karajan and his Berlin Philharmonic.  Slightly lesser known, (but no less revered) is Svlatoslav Richter, the Soviet Russian pianist who circumnavigated the troublesome political climate to concertize the world.  His recording of Brahms' second piano concerto on this blog is regarded amongst the finest of that concerto.

This is a beautiful recording, wonderfully preserved in one of the stoutest album jackets I've ever seen.  
I'll be playing this work in a few weeks; it seemed a good opportunity to get some homework done.

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