# Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR 90283
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.52GB), 24-bit/96kHz (783MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (198MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory
While I have heard innumerable performances of this concerto over the years, none, repeat none, matches Janis’s for dazzling technique and interpretation. The sound quality on the LP to this day is astonishing. There are only a handful of recordings that I would take to the fictional desert island, but Janis with Dorati interpreting the Rach 3 is one of them. Highest possible recommendation. – William Mitchell, amazon.com
01 – Allegro ma non tanto
02 – Intermezzo: Adagio
03 – Finale: Alla breve
Byron Janis – piano
Recorded June 16-18, 1961 at Watford Town Hall, near London
Recorded on 35mm magnetic film
Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Chief Engineer and Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine
Additional info can be found here.
All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3
Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC
Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3
Notes about this pressing:
This album required a lot of work, but I’m very happy with the end result. Very enjoyable.
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