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Another excellent HDTT transfer
There's no shortage of options for the listener looking for recordings of these works: no less than four versions here on HDTT alone! It's always interesting to hear and compare different interpretations - mainly (for me) musically but also in terms of recording technique and quality. I bought both this and the Katchen / LSO versions, and whilst both are inarguably fine, I have to say that of the two, I mildly prefer this one - both for the energetic (yet not over-fast) performance from the Moscow PO, and also the sound stage. Richter's Philips recording (also available here on HDTT -- and also conducted by Kondrashin, this time with the LSO) also sounds great, but whilst Richter may have the edge on the piano, I feel the LSO slightly lack the verve exhibited here by the Moscow Philharmonic. All in all, a fine reading and recording, highly recommended.
A Excellent Recording, Beautiful Piano Sound
Very pleased with quality of this recording. Piano sounds clear and nicely spread across the L/R channels while the Orchestra did feel behind the Pianist.
Title: Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major "Triangle"
and Piano Concerto No. 2 In A Major
Artist(s): Byron Janis, piano
Piano Concerto No. 1
Conductor – Kiril Kondrashin / Orchestra – Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 2
Conductor – Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Orchestra – Moscow Radio Symphony
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2 track tape
Producer and Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Co-Engineer – Robert W. Eberenz
Engineer, Recording Supervisor – C. Robert Fine
Recorded At – Grand Hall Of The Moscow Conservatoire
by Mercury Records June 1962 using 35mm Magnetic Film Recording
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat, S. 124
Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra & Kirill Kondrashin
1 Allegro maestoso 5:07
2 Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato 8:13
3 Allegro marziale animato 4:07
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A, S. 125
Byron Janis, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
4 Adagio sostenuto assai 4:39
5 Allegro agitato assai 2:05
6 Allegro moderato 4:56
7 Allegro deciso 2:43
8 Marziale un poco meno allegro 3:35
9 Allegro animato 1:40