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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Rubinstein) (1946, 1953)

    

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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Rubinstein) (1946, 1953)

This release is the first in a series devoted to Arthur Rubinstein’s ‘middle period’ Chopin cycle, recorded from the mid-1940s through the mid-1950s. Long admired by Rubinstein aficionados, these interpretations (the pianist’s second of both works) have been said to combine the fire and youthful exuberance of his 1930s recordings with the greater maturity and structural coherence that characterize his final stereo tapings. The 1946 Carnegie Hall recording of Concerto No. 2 boasts excellent sound quality due to the use of lacquer discs later transferred to tape for LP release.


Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
1.   I. Allegro maestoso 00:18:58
2.   II. Romanza: Larghetto 00:09:47
3.   III. Rondo: Vivace 00:09:44
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
4.   I. Maestoso 00:12:30
5.   II. Larghetto 00:08:10
6.   III. Allegretto vivace 00:07:49

Total Playing Time: 01:06:58






Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk

Conductor(s):
Steinberg, William; Wallenstein, Alfred

Orchestra(s):
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Rubinstein, Arthur

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Concertos

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111296

Barcode: 0747313329625

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 10/2008

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