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This is a valuable release, and the sort of thing HDTT should be doing more of, namely, making available performances that the labels have largely ignored in their reissuing. It's a smoker of a performance, and sounds very well. Listening to this performance, one really believes the 2nd concerto is Prokofiev's masterpiece in the form. I can't compare the sound to CD, as I've never come across a CD of this performance. The Haydn is well played and enjoyable, but few will be buying it for that.
Title: Prokofieff Concerto No. 2 in G, Op. 16
Haydn Sonata No. 35 In E-Flat
Artist(s): Piano - Malcolm Frager
Conductor - Rene Leibowitz
Orchestra - Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Recording Info: Recorded by RCA 18, 20 & 21 Jun 1960 La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris
Producers: Charles Gerhardt, Peter Dellheim
Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Alan Reeve
Concerto No. 2 In G, Op. 16
1 Andantino 10:44
2 Scherzo: Vivace 2:44
3 Allegro Moderato 6:06
4 Finale: Allegro Tempestoso 10:55
Sonata No. 35 In E Flat (11:30)
5 Allegro Moderato