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A RACH 2 and TCHAI 1 with American Pianist Byron Janis.
While not in the top echelon of American Pianists, Byron Janis had a remarkable career, in both the States and Europe. Here, he gives very capable versions of probably the two most popular concert hall favourites, The Rachmaninov No 2 and Tchaikovsky No 1 with excellent Conductors Antal Dorati and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (Rach2) and Herbert Menges and the London Symphony Orchestra(Tchai 1).These are old recordings but HDTT has brushed them up well. They’d make a great addition to an adventurous collector. I have many versions of both these superb piano concertos and it’s good to ramble through them all every now and then, just to smarten up my listening and analysing acuity. Byron is still playing occasionally at 94.
Really Nice Rachmaninov concerto
Really appreciate all Byron Janis transfert by HDTT.
Great performances, and extremely well remastered. I love collecting these great old recordings in hi-res sound!
Title: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Artist(s): Antal Dorati - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Menges - London Symphony Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a Mercury 4-track Dolby encoded tape
Producer and Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Co-Engineer – Robert W. Eberenz
Engineer, Recording Supervisor – C. Robert Fine
Rachmaninov Recorded 1960 - Tchaikovsky Recorded 1960
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 (30:46)
1. Moderato 10:14
2. Adagio sostenuto 9:53
3. Allegro scherzando 10:39
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23 (32:17)
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito 18:55
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo- Tempo I 6:49
3. Allegro con fuoco 6:33