Vasary`s 1964/5 performances of the Chopin piano concertos are extremely enjoyable pieces of music making. I rank them right up there with the top of the field, and the field of these concertos is quite packed indeed.
For the concerto in E minor, I prefer Vasary`s straight-forward approach: consistent tempi and a fine display of delicacy in the slower, second movement. He rarely demonstrates flashy feats of look-at-me “personal artistry” which pervades other performances, such as with Zimerman and the Polish Fest. Orch. on DG.
# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Janos Kulka, Jerzy Semkow
# Vinyl (1964-65)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B00000E4GZ
# Size: 1.85GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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