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A Performance for the Ages

This is THE version of the first piano concerto to have. In terms of sheer grandeur, technical virtuosity, and sonic impact nothing else quite compares. Richter lovingly and meticulously takes the concerto apart, revealing details rarely heard in the rushed performances usually given the work. It's like hearing this all-too-familiar concerto for the first time. Awesome.

Difficult Collaboration, Great Recording

There was some conflict between Richter and Von Karajan during this collaboration, but the recording, which is a benchmark performance of this piece, suggests none of that. It is a beautiful recording, maybe the best one of this concerto. This one used to be hard to find here in the USA, but now you can enjoy it...

Do not buy this

The first movement of the concerto is truncated!


Born: April 5, 1908 in Austria

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Herbert von Karajan was the most renowned conductor to emerge from Europe in the post-World War II era -- and through fortuitous timing throughout his career, and in spite of controversy that dogged his early years, he was the most recorded conductor of the 20th century, and is likely to remain one of the most visible (and biggest-selling) conductors well into the 21st century. Born in Salzburg and descended from a family of Greek origin with deep roots in Austria -- including scholars and physicians...
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & Rachmaninoff: Préludes, Herbert von Karajan
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1987

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