Raymond Bisha presents the first in a series of podcasts that explore newly remastered recordings on the VOX label dating from the 1970s. This instalment features four albums by the St Louis Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, in which the orchestra and solo pianists Abbey Simon and Jeffrey Siegel variously perform works by Rachmaninov and Gershwin. The ‘silent stars’, however, are Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz, the albums’ original, legendary recording engineers who are credited with producing some of the finest ever examples of recorded orchestral sound.
VOX-NX-3013CD: Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Vocalise
VOX-NX-3014CD: Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 & 3, with pianist Abbey Simon
VOX-NX-3018CD: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Jeffrey Siegel
VOX-NX-3019CD: Gershwin Cuban Overture