Janis: Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos no.2, 3; Prelude in E flat (APE)
Janis: Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos no.2, 3; Prelude in E flat (APE)

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Byron Janis
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Doráti
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Mercury
Size: 355 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 – 1. Allegro ma non tanto
02. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 – 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
03. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 – 3. Finale (Alla breve)
04. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 – 1. Moderato
05. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 – 2. Adagio sostenuto
06. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 – 3. Allegro scherzando
07. Rachmaninov: Prelude in E Flat Major, Op.23, No.6
08. Rachmaninov: Prélude in C Sharp Minor, Op.3, No.2

Incredible Recording – carefully engineered

This is an excellent recording and it’s hard to believe it was recorded almost 60 years ago. Still it sounds like it was recorded yesterday. Listened to the SACD on an Pioneer Elite, via a Sony blu-ray player and B&W CM8’s. I don’t have the ability to play back 3-channel audio, but in two-channel it was wonderful, indeed. Simply breath-taking. The liner notes take you back to the day it was recorded. You must read up on the label and Wilma Cozart Fine for her fine work preserving these recordings for generations to come.

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