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

Total Playing Time: 01:06:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

Steinberg, William; Wallenstein, Alfred

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra

Rubinstein, Arthur

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Concerto

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111296

Barcode: 0747313329625

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Release Date: 10/2008

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